Saturday, October 22, 2011

Word Problems in the News

Even if you hate mathematics word problems, you’ll like this one.

My mom was watching a local TV news segment the other night when the anchor stated that the recent listeria outbreak:

“...has killed 23 people in 25 states.”

Let’s see…23 people divided by 25 states equals 0.92 people per state…oh, never mind.

It’s all a numbers game, folks. 

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