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Old 11-15-2007, 02:00 PM
KneeCo KneeCo is offline
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Default Is one wrong answer more wrong?

If I say "2 + 2 = 5", and someone else says "2 + 2 = -63", is it correct to say that he is 'more wrong'.
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Old 11-15-2007, 02:25 PM
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Default Re: Is one wrong answer more wrong?

"Wrongness" has to be defined here. You are closer to the correct answer than he is. Does that mean much? Not in this case. Close doesn't count in math, though your answer is more correct as an estimate.
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Old 11-15-2007, 02:39 PM
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In physics you are most correct and the other guy is old-school.
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Old 11-15-2007, 02:43 PM
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Oh and in psychology you are so last year and the other guy has worked out a new model others are now refining.

(And that's my field so I get to crack jokes at it!)
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Old 11-15-2007, 03:02 PM
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You have just defined the political process known as revolution in mathematical terms.
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Old 11-15-2007, 04:19 PM
Kurn, son of Mogh Kurn, son of Mogh is offline
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Default Re: Is one wrong answer more wrong?

close is only important in horseshoes and hand grenades.
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Old 11-15-2007, 04:35 PM
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Default Re: Is one wrong answer more wrong?

Looks like a definite maybe.
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Old 11-15-2007, 04:37 PM
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in math you're both idiots
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Old 11-15-2007, 05:41 PM
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Default Re: Is one wrong answer more wrong?

In religion they are both completely irrelevant, since they are not mentioned in the holy book.
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Old 11-15-2007, 10:58 PM
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Default Re: Is one wrong answer more wrong?

sure one is more wrong.

if a cashier overcharges you a dollar, and your buddy 2 dollars,

did one of you get overcharged more?
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