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Tim Harford and the team explain numbers in the news, look out for misused statistics and use maths to explore the world around us.

Which would win in a fight - a shark or a toaster? Tim Harford finds out in this week's More or Less. The team also investigate whether Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios (or HSMRs) - expected deaths to observed deaths - can be unhelpful, ask who stands to lose from the scrapping of Child Trust Funds and remember the great mathematician, Martin Gardner.

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Sun 30 May 2010 20:00


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