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"From the Ted Talk by Alan Smith: Why you should love statistics"

#### Unscramble the Blue Letters

It's the part of mathematics that even mathematicians don't particularly like, because whereas the rest of maths is all about pcirsioen and certainty, siitttacss is almost the reverse of that. But actually, I was a late convert to the world of statistics myself. If you'd asked my undergraduate porroefsss what two subjects would I be least likely to eexcl in after university, they'd have told you statistics and computer programming, and yet here I am, about to show you some statistical graphics that I programmed.

#### Open Cloze

It's the part of mathematics that even mathematicians don't particularly like, because whereas the rest of maths is all about **_________** and certainty, **__________** is almost the reverse of that. But actually, I was a late convert to the world of statistics myself. If you'd asked my undergraduate **__________** what two subjects would I be least likely to **_____** in after university, they'd have told you statistics and computer programming, and yet here I am, about to show you some statistical graphics that I programmed.

#### Solution

- statistics
- precision
- professors
- excel

#### Original Text

It's the part of mathematics that even mathematicians don't particularly like, because whereas the rest of maths is all about precision and certainty, statistics is almost the reverse of that. But actually, I was a late convert to the world of statistics myself. If you'd asked my undergraduate professors what two subjects would I be least likely to excel in after university, they'd have told you statistics and computer programming, and yet here I am, about to show you some statistical graphics that I programmed.
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