Re: Proof The 17 33 numbers game
John Pannell (PANNELLJ@DELPHI.COM)
Fri, 8 Mar 1996 18:56:18 -0500
Rick Touchette wrote:
>Perhaps what we really need is a repost of the numbers in context. Baring
>that, here is how I interpeted the numbers before everyone tried adding up
>the 'reported' percentages:
> Take some group of men (I don't know what the selection methed is)...
Earlier today there was a message that cleared this up. This is how it
Of men who were Scouts, 33% earned more than $50k/year.
Of men who were not, 17% earned more than $50k/year.
Now we know why it is so easy to misinterpret statistics! There have been
at least two good books written on this subject, from the viewpoint of a
mathematician. If anyone is interested, e-mail me and I will send titles.
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