Evening Standard doesn’t understand numbers

24 May

A quick posting, as I’m recovering from marking hell ! I found this story in this week’s Evening Standard, and thought it might make a good way of getting students to think about numbers. I’d just ask if they can see any difference between the headline and the text of the story. You can only assume that Standard sub-editors don’t understand that inflation falling from 3.5% to 3% isn’t  a ‘3% drop in the cost of living’ ! The text of the story is pretty clear that the ‘cost of living’ actually went up 3% last month.

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