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InvisibleCaptain Jack
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CNN failed math
    #1340358 - 02/27/03 11:59 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

is it just me or are these pie graphs a little.... bad.



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Re: CNN failed math [Re: Captain Jack]
    #1340367 - 02/27/03 12:01 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Yet another retarded moment brought to you by CNN


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Re: CNN failed math [Re: Captain Jack]
    #1340376 - 02/27/03 12:05 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Well spotted.  I think the bottom graph is a bit off too.  Why get people to read numbers when they can look at pretty pictures :smile:


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Re: CNN failed math [Re: Captain Jack]
    #1340493 - 02/27/03 12:41 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Maybe the same people who voted twice for Gore are responsible.


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Re: CNN failed math [Re: Captain Jack]
    #1340544 - 02/27/03 01:00 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I sure hope he doesn't get re-elected...... Hell I'd vote for "Harry the Hobo" before Bush


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Re: CNN failed math [Re: Strumpling]
    #1340634 - 02/27/03 01:24 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

It'll be Bush in 2004, Rice in 2008.


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Re: CNN failed math [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1340649 - 02/27/03 01:28 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

boooooooo boooooooo!!!!!! hisss!!!


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Re: CNN failed math [Re: Strumpling]
    #1340664 - 02/27/03 01:33 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

what if they've just excluded undecided answers and/or third alternatives from the pie? would be weird to, but they can't be that stupid... or can they?


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Re: CNN failed math [Re: yelimS]
    #1340914 - 02/27/03 03:29 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

That's what I was thinking. We are talking about CNN though...


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Re: CNN failed math [Re: Captain Jack]
    #1341171 - 02/27/03 06:02 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

The missing percentage points are the "undecided" people.

It's a badly laid out graph, but not incorrect.


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Re: CNN failed math [Re: Phluck]
    #1341547 - 02/27/03 09:56 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I know that the two numbers can't equal 100 because of missing.

But to give 47% more than half a pie chart is in fact wrong - they elected to leave out the unsure answers in the pie chart, which is purposely skewing the graphical results.


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Re: CNN failed math [Re: Captain Jack]
    #1341973 - 02/28/03 05:21 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

86/86 = 100/100

It's mathematically correct, but a badly made graph.


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Re: CNN failed math [Re: Phluck]
    #1342275 - 02/28/03 08:25 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Where are you getting 86 from? Adding 39% and 47%? A pie chart is made up of peices of a whole. 39% + 47% = 86%, but 86% != 100%, not matter how you try to skew it. I agree that it is not only a poor graph, but an intentional (or stupid)misrepsentation. In order for your explaination to be a creditable excuse for the inaccuracy of the chart, they would have to explicitly state that it was a ratio, not a percentage. And in that case, the chart would be pointless.


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