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"If 94% can find the US on a map, that could easily be reported or remembered as 95%.

And that would mean 5% can't find the US on a map. Five percent can morph into 1/5 through a simple error in recollection... or because someone doesn't understand how to translate percentages into fractions.

Or you could turn 5% into 1 in 20... which could then similarly turn into 20%, and then 1/5. "


If the judges can make this type of mistake (and I assume the questions have been pre-approved by a committee of "experts") what can they expect from contestants -- nervous teenagers in the spotlight for the first time in their lives.

~aj
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