Who Owes Me Three Dollars?

March 9, 2006

A little quiz for my readers: True or False – 50% …

Filed under: Uncategorized — ineedsheetmusic @ 6:25 am

A little quiz for my readers:
True or False – 50% of the population is below average when it comes to having a grasp of statistics.



  1. Any quantitative measure of “grasp of statistics” would naturally have an asymmetric, or skew-right distribution, with the bulk of the population on the low end, and a smaller proportion of geeks like me in a tail to the right. If you balance the lower 50% (which have limited room to be below the “average”) with the higher 50% (which have un-, or at least less-limited range), you will find that, your statement, which is equivalent to saying “the median grasp of statistics is below the average”, is certainly true.

    Comment by son1http://ruberad.wordpress.com — March 9, 2006 @ 4:58 pm

  2. It’s all thin air.

    Comment by Counting the hours :) — March 11, 2006 @ 5:22 am

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