Another priceless infographic from the Times ...

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After their previous attempt at a Nightingale rose, here is another ghastly example from today's edition of the Times. Shouldn't someone tell them?


Perhaps Japan's acceptance rate looks more than twice the size of China's

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it looks, and measures, twice the size. (Increased the image size x2 in PPT and it matches almost exactly).

How many dimensions? Double the height of a 2d image and you square its area. If it's an image of a 3d object you cube the volume. So if you mean that a is twice b, but you portray it as a 2d image or 3d object simply doubling the linear dimentions you imply that be is 4 or 8 times a. Which is, no doubt, what David is referring to...