According to MarketWatch, Wordle, the viral word-game sensation is going corporate after it was scooped up by New York Times Co., for an amount “in the low seven figures.” Questions: Who developed Wordle? What is the basic idea or rule behind Wordle? How fast has the popularity of Wordle grown over the last few months? What… Read more »
Posts Tagged: statistics
The Top Frauds of 2017
Monica Vaca, the Associate Director of the Division of Consumer Response and Operations at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) just released the results from last year regarding the top frauds of 2017. Topping the list of reported frauds are the imposter scams, with nearly 350,000 reported. Questions: 1. How many people fell for someone pretending… Read more »
Weird Thought Experiment
As Powerball mania and the promise of $1.6 Billion swept the airways, Andy Kiersz came up with his own idea on how to win. Unfortunately, it would require 189,000 people filling out all the possible Powerball combinations on those annoying scantrons, working 10 hours a day at a rate of 50 tickets per hour. Questions:… Read more »
Can you beat Nate Silver?
ESPN’s Nate Silver went on Sportscenter this morning and revealed his favorites for the Final Four. The prediction: • Louisville (#4 seed, Midwest region) • Florida (#1 seed, South region) • Arizona (#1 seed, West region) • Michigan State (#4 seed, East region) These are the favorites in each region according to Silver’s statistical model…. Read more »