Ben Orlin of Math With Bad Drawings explains the pitfalls of using summary statistics — mean, median, and mode — to make decisions in life. Aggregates like these are meant as wideout overviews. Look deeper for details.
Sketchy summary statistics
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We looked at prime dating age and when people usually marry. Now it’s time for the next step in the circle of life.
What Alcohol People Around the World Drink
Americans get most of their alcohol from beer, but it’s not like that everywhere.
Income Taxes You Would Pay in Each State
Some states have high rates. Some have low. But whether a state is lower or higher for you depends on more than just the high brackets.