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#1 - nexdemise (11/12/2012) [-]
Guy A beats his wife 6 times a week. Guy B has never hit his wife ever.
On average they beat their wives 3 times a week each.

That's the problem with statistics.
User avatar #28 to #1 - mrstrong (11/12/2012) [-]
not a problem with statistics, but a problem with the people who choose the wrong methods to represent their data the best.
there are 3 "averages" in statistics; mean, median and mode. you can pick any one of them and say that is the "average" and be correct.
#25 to #1 - comradewinter ONLINE (11/12/2012) [-]
Just like this. Some people have no internet access at all and can't spend a minute online, while others spend all their time on it.
User avatar #14 to #1 - shinryuken (11/12/2012) [-]
Or it could've been put like this.
"Men that beat their wives do so on average 6 times a week."
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User avatar #9 to #1 - shazmothree (11/12/2012) [-]
That's why they have what's called a weighted mean
User avatar #5 to #1 - mtandy (11/12/2012) [-]
It's not exactly a problem, people just seem to ignore the fact that it's statistics and take the numbers as truth. In that situation the average guy does beat his wife 3 times a day, people just need to remember it's an average.
User avatar #21 to #5 - Fgner (11/12/2012) [-]
"No, the average guy does not beat his wife 3 times a [week]. "
"On average, men beat their wives 3 times a week. "
#3 to #1 - ijustmadethistofap (11/12/2012) [-]
Why would you beat your own wife.
That's like keying your own car.
#7 to #3 - anonymous (11/12/2012) [-]
That is an overused joke but you name is ******* hilarious
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