Week 1: Problem Solving

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Graphics are often used to illustrate changes in values. Let's explore this graphic from Bank of America to see if the images accurately reflect the dollar amounts.

If the graphic distorts the reality of the numbers then we can calculate a Lie Factor.

Can you make a table in a spreadsheet using the online information and then calculate the number of voters for each category?

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  Percent Number
D Hillary Clinton    
R Donald Trump    
L Gary Johnson    
O Jill Stein    
Not sure    
Would not vote    
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Problem Solving Overview Videos

This is a playlist of videos that correspond to the examples in the textbook.  You should use these to supplement the reading, not replace it, as there is a lot of content in the book that is not included in the videos.  These will hopefully help you understand an example if you're having trouble following it in print.

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