Skip to main content
Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
No. of Recommendations: 0
"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.

Print the post  


When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.