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Picture Game

Posted by Matt Cipriano | 3 Comments

Ok, so I was checking out the NY Times statistics on the election and there are these two maps showing which states voted for who. I knwo two states are still pending, but they have colored them based on the most likely outcome. Now I was studying these maps and noticed something isn’t quite right. Let me know if you see it as well (For those of you who’d liek to guess as to the problem I will put the answer below the jump and make it invisible):

So now that you’ve seen the two pictures, see any problems?:

(To see what I am citing as the problem, hightlight the text between here and The top picture says McCain won in 20 states and is leadign in Missouri, so only 21 states should be highlighted, but 22 are. The bottom picture says Obama won in 28 states and that he will most likely win in North Carolina, so 29 states should be highlighted, however only 28 states are highlighted (plus DC). here)


3 Responses to “Picture Game”

  1. Josh
    November 5th, 2008 @

    This is the first AM braintwister, unless you count the entire existence of the blog (why would anyone bother?) as a braintwister.

  2. Jason Ihle
    November 5th, 2008 @

    i got it right

  3. Matt Cipriano
    November 6th, 2008 @

    I think the NY Times need some new statisticians, you know, ones who maybe know how to count

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