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Old 10-30-2011, 02:29 AM   #1580886  /  #1
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Old 10-30-2011, 02:45 AM   #1580891  /  #2
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Old 10-30-2011, 02:45 AM   #1580892  /  #3
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Old 10-30-2011, 02:51 AM   #1580894  /  #4
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Old 10-30-2011, 03:59 AM   #1580903  /  #5
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Lottery ones are Better
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The North American lottery system is a $70 billion-a-year business, an industry bigger than movie tickets, music, and porn combined. These tickets have a grand history: Lotteries were used to fund the American colonies and helped bankroll the young nation. In the 18th and 19th centuries, lotteries funded the expansion of Harvard and Yale and allowed the construction of railroads across the continent. Since 1964, when New Hampshire introduced the first modern state lottery, governments have come to rely on gaming revenue. (Forty-three states and every Canadian province currently run lotteries.) In some states, the lottery accounts for more than 5 percent of education funding.

While approximately half of Americans buy at least one lottery ticket at some point, the vast majority of tickets are purchased by about 20 percent of the population. These high-frequency players tend to be poor and uneducated, which is why critics refer to lotteries as a regressive tax. (In a 2006 survey, 30 percent of people without a high school degree said that playing the lottery was a wealth-building strategy.) On average, households that make less than $12,400 a year spend 5 percent of their income on lotteries—a source of hope for just a few bucks a throw.
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:05 AM   #1580906  /  #6
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it's B
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:18 AM   #1580908  /  #7
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:28 AM   #1580916  /  #8
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:32 AM   #1580920  /  #9
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:49 AM   #1580934  /  #10
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oh lemme guess A-D are all wrong

eta; so 0%
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:50 AM   #1580936  /  #11
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:52 AM   #1580937  /  #12
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Old 10-30-2011, 05:09 AM   #1580942  /  #13
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well if none are right then its a stupid question
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unless i was suppose to somehow know it isnt actually a multiple choice question?
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Old 10-30-2011, 05:24 AM   #1580946  /  #15
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wait a sec, it doesn't say what the question is
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Old 10-30-2011, 12:10 PM   #1580998  /  #17
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Old 10-30-2011, 02:11 PM   #1581018  /  #18
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:10 PM   #1581047  /  #19
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Old 10-30-2011, 05:39 PM   #1581088  /  #20
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:13 PM   #1581112  /  #21
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Would be a better trick question if C) was 33%.

Or if D) was 50% instead of 25.
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Old 10-31-2011, 03:35 AM   #1581463  /  #22
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If D) was 50%, then either B) or D) would be correct.

As it is, the correct answer seems to be 0%. So what would be interesting would be if C) was 0%, because the question would not have an answer.
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Old 10-31-2011, 03:54 AM   #1581470  /  #23
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The answer is 100%.
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:19 AM   #1581481  /  #24
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:25 AM   #1581550  /  #25
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wait a sec, it doesn't say what the question is
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