Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences Short Answer Test - Answer Key

John Allen Paulos
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1. What type of academic would most likely cringe over a misused word?

Grammarian.

2. What is one of the most common mistakes in math?

Estimating probability.

3. What news professional makes common errors in predictions?

Meteorologist.

4. What professional often makes major errors in calculating percentages?

Doctor.

5. What is the name of the expert in this chapter?

Paulos.

6. What is another name for those not proficient in math?

Innumerates.

7. What is the name of the mathematician who sees everything in numbers?

Ramanujan.

8. The mathematician is from what country?

India.

9. What is one of the most misunderstood items according to Paulos?

Scientific notation.

10. What city is mentioned in one of the examples?

New York.

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