If you can answer these, you did better than American graduates

It has come to this. This article shows some math questions most American graduate university students couldn't answer. Amongst other "Gordian knots", we find pearls such as:

Students were presented with a number line, ranging from -2 to 2. When asked to roughly pinpoint the location of 0.7 and 13/8, only 21 percent of students answered correctly

Kidding, right? No, unfortunately not.

(By the way, the article starts with this cartoon, of one of my favourite cartoonists, Gary Larson - Google him and his "Far Side" up, his creations are amazing).

This is the ultimate proof that the scientific advance of a nation is done by its "intellectual elite" - but before we thought that University students were part of it. Looks not.

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