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Re: Re: Numerate Labour

Ian Reid wrote:

"It depends of course whether the politician was talking about the mean or the median. When most people talk about average they mean the mean. If the politician and the surgeon both understood the average to be the mean, then they both look foolish."

The reference to 50% surely settles it.