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When the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) decided to ask 97 British Members of Parliament a basic question on probability, they probably wouldn’t have predicted exactly how many would get it wrong.The BBC reports the simple question was “if you spin a coin twice, what is the probability of getting two heads?”
The answer, of course, is 25%.
However, 47% of the governing Conservative Party got the question wrong, while a huge 77% of the opposition Labour party failed to answer correctly.
Those results may give some solace to British Prime Minister David Cameron, who was mocked in the UK last week for failing a question about the Magna Carta.
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