4 In 10 Americans Hate Math [Pic]

Submitted by: kitten_soup 5 years ago in Funny

I believe that statistic.
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Male 17,512
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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Male 4,290
[quote]Would 40% be majority if 30% said they liked math and 30% said neutral?[/quote]
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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Male 1,625
9/10 statistics are made up 50% of the time
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Male 15
Would 40% be majority if 30% said they liked math and 30% said neutral?
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Female 6,381
4/10 > 0.5 for very large values of four.
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Female 123
Wow, That`s close to 2/5 of Americans!
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Male 2,513
5 out of 4 Americans are improper
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Male 15,832
And now we know where they end up: J school.
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Female 2,674
@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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Male 266
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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Female 3,001
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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Female 362
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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Male 2,759
5 out of 4 Americans can`t SPELL math.
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Male 248
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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Male 658
@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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Male 1,586
I enjoyed math until I got deeper into Calc. That`s when I started to get sad and cry.
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Male 2,790
sometimes math does suck but you still have to do it.
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Male 296
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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Female 64
Well math is 90% luck. The other half is mental.
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Male 25,416
ha ha ...... failed!
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Male 363
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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Male 157
I must be a great teacher cos I taught someone how to do math. lolshard.
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Male 17,512
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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Male 686
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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Male 2,440
[quote]60 percent of the time, it works every time.[/quote]

F*CK. You beat me to it.
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Male 1,312
60 percent of the time, it works every time.
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Male 559
"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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Male 1,582
Troll win
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Male 719
I`m guessing this is from Leno?
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Male 38,480
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Male 593
Why we so stupid America?
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Male 1,440
73% of all Stats are completely made up.
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Female 2,674
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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Female 368
Link: 4 In 10 Americans Hate Math [Pic] [Rate Link] - I believe that statistic.
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