Praesidium

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

How Not to do How To

Phil Anon directs us to the so bad it's good WikiHow.

The entry 'How to Agree With a Majority' is particularly amusing.

Step 3 clearly provides a sufficient but not necessary condition: "If there are two thirds or more people siding with one topic, choose that one." It seems that the author may have been mislead by considering only one, six-person, example: "Make sure you do your math correctly. Three out of six is not a two thirds majority, four out of six is. Five out of six is also a majority."

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2 Comments:

At 12:12 pm, Anonymous Arturo said...

That makes perfect sense

 
At 12:13 pm, Anonymous how to flirt with a guy said...

So many authors have misleading information nowadays.

 

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