### And What's Even More Disturbing Is That Half Of Our Children Have Below Average Intelligence

From a Smallish State Public Radio story yesterday morning:

"...The majority of Smallish State boatyards employ fewer than 50 people, and over half of them employ fewer than five."

"...The majority of Smallish State boatyards employ fewer than 50 people, and over half of them employ fewer than five."

## 3 Comments:

Actually, statistically speaking only 25% of our children have below average intelligence as “average” on standard intelligence testing is representative of a range (90-109) in which 50% of children will typically fall. True that 50% will fall below a score of 100, but 100 is not the only score considered to be average. Poor Smallish State folks.

see, THIS is why i went to law school (no math, no stats): i dont get it.

Actually,

statisticallyspeaking, TG is right.Average:

1. approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value

2. lacking special distinction

Using the non-mathematical definition, you'd be right.

On that note, the quote is kind of ambiguous, but I'm not sure it's a truism. Maybe it means half of those that have fewer than 50 people have fewer than 5.

Me, retentive???

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