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Topic: What is the average number of errors per 100 pages of a math book?
Replies: 24   Last Post: Dec 12, 2012 11:48 AM

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 Victor Porton Posts: 613 Registered: 8/1/05
Re: What is the average number of errors per 100 pages of a math book?
Posted: Dec 8, 2012 9:01 AM

Tonicopm@yahoo.com wrote:

> On Saturday, December 8, 2012 3:18:03 PM UTC+2, Victor Porton wrote:
>> Tonicopm@yahoo.com wrote:
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>> > On Friday, December 7, 2012 8:47:11 PM UTC+2, Victor Porton wrote:
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>> >> What is the average number of errors per 100 pages of a math book?
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>> > Besides agreeing compeltely with Arturo's comment, the question here
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>> > could be: why are you interested? Are you trying to find out whether
>> > you

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>> > make the cut or what?
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>> I try to estimate whether my draft book is good in this respect compared
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>> with other authors.
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> *** I still don't understand: how will you do that? If you've already
> spotted mistakes in your book, then you msut correct them...right?
> Otherwise, you will have to wi until other peopl read the book and spot
> the mistakes and tell you. THat's kind of annoying, I guess. ***

I calculate with the supposition that I've corrected ALL mistakes in
chapters 1, 2, 3 (these are in some respects simpler to spot errors than
chapter 4). I estimate that the number of errors per page is the same in
chapters 1, 2, 3, but these were easy to find.

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>> http://www.mathematics21.org/binaries/volume-1.pdf
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>> Victor Porton - http://www.mathematics21.org

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