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Date: 10/14/11 09:55 AM

34 Responses to 4 In 10 Americans Hate Math [Pic]

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    kitten_soup Female 18-29
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    October 14, 2011 at 9:55 am
    Link: 4 In 10 Americans Hate Math - I believe that statistic.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    October 14, 2011 at 10:05 am
    It`s possible that the results were something like "4 hate math, 3 are indifferent, 3 like math" in which case those hating math would be the largest group, but it`s still poorly worded if that`s the case :P
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    Tubby12370 Male 18-29
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    October 14, 2011 at 10:07 am
    73% of all Stats are completely made up.
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    anarchsoul Male 30-39
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    October 14, 2011 at 10:08 am
    Why we so stupid America?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    October 14, 2011 at 10:09 am
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    skine Male 18-29
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    October 14, 2011 at 10:11 am
    I`m guessing this is from Leno?
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
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    October 14, 2011 at 10:42 am
    Troll win
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    evanbartlett Male 30-39
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    October 14, 2011 at 10:49 am
    "It`s possible that the results were something like "4 hate math, 3 are indifferent, 3 like math" in which case those hating math would be the largest group, but it`s still poorly worded if that`s the case"

    That would be called a "plurality."
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    Pheeshy5 Male 18-29
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    October 14, 2011 at 11:37 am
    60 percent of the time, it works every time.
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    October 14, 2011 at 11:47 am
    60 percent of the time, it works every time.

    F*CK. You beat me to it.
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    puppies04 Male 18-29
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    October 14, 2011 at 11:55 am
    Well if 4 hate it 3 like it and 3 neither like or dislike it then the hate group are the majority.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    October 14, 2011 at 12:08 pm
    Seeing how many people are apt to believe BS statistics, of any kind, It seems likely that people would hate `math` based on the lies some people tell using it.
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    NILE12 Male 18-29
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    October 14, 2011 at 12:09 pm
    I must be a great teacher cos I taught someone how to do math. lolshard.
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    gymcoach29 Male 30-39
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    October 14, 2011 at 12:16 pm
    The reason so many people hate math in this country is because most math teachers (especially in college) are brilliant mathmeticians but HORRIBLE teachers.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    October 14, 2011 at 12:52 pm
    ha ha ...... failed!
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    ShroomGypsy Female 18-29
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    October 14, 2011 at 2:43 pm
    Well math is 90% luck. The other half is mental.
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    skaterboy17 Male 18-29
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    October 14, 2011 at 2:47 pm
    I agree with gymcoach on this one, I`m taking Mechanical Engineering Technology, and our math teacher this semester is also our materials teacher. He really knows his poo in both subjects, and is a great materials instructor, but can`t teach math to save his life.
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    cyborg Male 13-17
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    October 14, 2011 at 3:20 pm
    sometimes math does suck but you still have to do it.
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    honkeylips Male 30-39
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    October 14, 2011 at 3:38 pm
    I enjoyed math until I got deeper into Calc. That`s when I started to get sad and cry.
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    Thdot Male 30-39
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    October 14, 2011 at 3:48 pm
    @LillianDulci

    In that case it would be a plurality, not a majority. A majority is a subset of a group consisting of more than half of its members. A plurality, is a subset larger than any other subset; i.e. a plurality is not necessarily a majority as the largest subset may consist of less than half the group`s population.
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    Sathon Male 18-29
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    October 14, 2011 at 5:28 pm
    I`m in my third year of university majoring in physics and if that question was asked of me right now I would say I hate math. Doesn`t mean I`m stupid, just means that the Fourier analysis and complex linear vector space manipulation that I have a midterm on next week is a drating pain in the ass.
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    October 14, 2011 at 5:30 pm
    5 out of 4 Americans can`t SPELL math.
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    ShadowVamp Female 18-29
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    October 14, 2011 at 6:25 pm
    I enjoyed math until I got to Taylor expansions. Now I still like math, but if I see something that looks like I`ll need to expand, I want to write, "I don`t care" across the page.

    @Sathon: Physics majors unite! I`m in my second year. :)
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    October 14, 2011 at 7:29 pm
    i loved maths until my last year of mechanical engineering at university... oh finite element methods of analysis, how I hate you.
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    yoda141 Male 18-29
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    October 14, 2011 at 9:20 pm
    Well 3rd year in mechanical engineering and i still love math. I hope i survive finite element method of analysis tho.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    October 14, 2011 at 9:35 pm
    @Thdot,evanbartlett
    That`d make it an english fail, and why I said "poorly worded if that`s the case" o_o
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    October 14, 2011 at 10:54 pm
    And now we know where they end up: J school.
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    xelous Male 18-29
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    October 14, 2011 at 10:54 pm
    5 out of 4 Americans are improper
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    Golden1 Female 18-29
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    October 14, 2011 at 11:53 pm
    Wow, That`s close to 2/5 of Americans!
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    October 15, 2011 at 12:21 am
    4/10 > 0.5 for very large values of four.
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    pqs Male 18-29
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    October 15, 2011 at 1:26 am
    Would 40% be majority if 30% said they liked math and 30% said neutral?
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
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    October 15, 2011 at 9:15 am
    9/10 statistics are made up 50% of the time
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    October 15, 2011 at 10:18 am
    Would 40% be majority if 30% said they liked math and 30% said neutral?
    No, that would be a plurality. A majority is strictly >50% (in the US at least - here we would call it "majority" and "absolute majority").
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    October 16, 2011 at 12:22 am
    honkeylips: Calculus can be one of those `make it or break it` classes, it`s rough.

    Thankfully the class I had after calc was statistics, and that actually made me enjoy math again. It also helped me be able to spot BS stats, good statistical analysis can actually help you spot the bad analysis.

    Click on my TED talk link on bad science to hear more about how that`s done.

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