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what does "nearly two times out of three"mean? Interestingly, nearly two times out of three, the events predicted by the “experts” proved to be wrong.
Feb 1, 2014 3:33 AM
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A way to look at this sentence in another way is: "Interestingly, nearly/almost two times out of three, the glass broke when it hit the floor." Meaning, the glass broke one time out of three but not two times out of three, because the second time, the glass cracked, but didm't break. That's why they used the word 'nearly' or 'almost' in this example. So, interestingly, one time out of three, the events predicted by the experts proved to be wrong, but almost two times out of three. I hope this helps.
February 1, 2014
For every 3 events they predicted, two predictions were wrong. They were wrong just less than 2/3 of the time. almost 66.7% of their predictions were wrong.
February 1, 2014
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