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Jan 9th, 2018 at 8:45pm
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If white people make up 73 percent of the u.s population and black people make up 13 percent while 39 percent of food stamp participants are white and 25 percent are black who is over represented on food stamp rolls, whites or blacks?

  
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Reply #1 - Jan 9th, 2018 at 8:55pm
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Josie wrote on Jan 9th, 2018 at 8:45pm:
If white people make up 73 percent of the u.s population and black people make up 13 percent while 39 percent of food stamp participants are white and 25 percent are black who is over represented on food stamp rolls, whites or blacks?



Seems fairly simple.  What point are you trying to make?
  
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wyattstorch2004 wrote on Jan 9th, 2018 at 8:55pm:
Seems fairly simple.  What point are you trying to make?


Im having trouble forming the question as I'm horrible at math, but I'm wondering which group is overrepresented on food stamp rolls vs their population numbers

There are 47 million Americans on food stamps

323 million people in America...i think that's about 8 percent of Americans getting food stamps total


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wyattstorch2004 wrote on Jan 9th, 2018 at 8:55pm:
Seems fairly simple.  What point are you trying to make?

Someone on Twitter is telling me whites are getting more food stamps...i get that they are number wise, but I want to know percentage wise as a group if that makes any sense...
  
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Josie wrote on Jan 9th, 2018 at 9:03pm:
Im having trouble forming the question as I'm horrible at math, but I'm wondering which group is overrepresented on food stamp rolls vs their population numbers

There are 47 million Americans on food stamps

323 million people in America...i think that's about 8 percent of Americans getting food stamps total


Ugh brain hurts Embarrassed


Hmm...seems like bait, since you already have all the percentages.  And I don't know why you are unable to form a point absent the answer to this math problem.

Oh well, once you figure it out, I am interested to know the point.
  
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Reply #5 - Jan 9th, 2018 at 9:16pm
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Josie wrote on Jan 9th, 2018 at 8:45pm:
If white people make up 73 percent of the u.s population and black people make up 13 percent while 39 percent of food stamp participants are white and 25 percent are black who is over represented on food stamp rolls, whites or blacks?



According to your numbers, African Americans are 13% of the overall population, but 25% of the food stamp population.

By your definition, this is "overrepresented" as 25% is more than 13%.

The opposite is true for whites, again, using your numbers.

There are more whites than African Americans on food stamps, but the percentage of whites on food stamps is much lower than their percentage of the population at large.
  



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wyattstorch2004 wrote on Jan 9th, 2018 at 9:10pm:
Hmm...seems like bait, since you already have all the percentages.  And I don't know why you are unable to form a point absent the answer to this math problem.

Oh well, once you figure it out, I am interested to know the point.


Nm I'm just going to ignore his tweet cause I really don't know if I would be correct to respond that blacks are over-represented...he could be right for all I know.
  
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Josie wrote on Jan 9th, 2018 at 9:17pm:
Nm I'm just going to ignore his tweet cause I really don't know if I would be correct to respond that blacks are over-represented...he could be right for all I know.


You would be correct, but to what end? I would bet money that the percentages favor Asians even more than whites. So what?
  



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Reply #8 - Jan 9th, 2018 at 10:09pm
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Hehehe! I'm so confused! Smiley

This thread reminds me of this hilarious wrestling promo:

  

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Reply #9 - Jan 9th, 2018 at 10:39pm
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Jasmine wrote on Jan 9th, 2018 at 10:09pm:
Hehehe! I'm so confused! Smiley

This thread reminds me of this hilarious wrestling promo:


Ahahahaha same.
  
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