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Leg strangeness
« on: 17/05/2006 06:51:24 »
Most people have more than the average number of legs for a human. It's true!

Although some people have more than 2 legs, there are more who have 1 or none. Therefore the average must be less than 2.

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Re: Leg strangeness
« Reply #1 on: 17/05/2006 19:36:41 »
quote:
Originally posted by DoctorBeaver

Most people have more than the average number of legs for a human. It's true!

Although some people have more than 2 legs, there are more who have 1 or none. Therefore the average must be less than 2.



Most people have more than the mean number of legs, they have exactly the modal number of legs, and I cannot say whether the have more or less than the median number of legs.

I do wish people will stop abusing averages :)



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