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4 In 10 Americans Hate Math [Pic]

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4 In 10 Americans Hate Math [Pic]. I believe that statistic.
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CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16948 Posts
Sunday, October 16, 2011 12:22:39 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.

almightybob1
Male, 18-29, Europe
 4278 Posts
Saturday, October 15, 2011 10:18:47 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").

darkmagic14n
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1633 Posts
Saturday, October 15, 2011 9:15:12 AM
9/10 statistics are made up 50% of the time

pqs
Male, 18-29, Western US
 15 Posts
Saturday, October 15, 2011 1:26:45 AM
Would 40% be majority if 30% said they liked math and 30% said neutral?

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 6401 Posts
Saturday, October 15, 2011 12:21:25 AM
4/10 > 0.5 for very large values of four.

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