Humans are not rational creatures (Part 430,399)

Which number is greater, 420,000 or 420,399?

You may be surprised by the answer. According to this article, researchers at Cornell have found that people have an innate tendency to downplay the magnitude of precise numbers. So a “sharp” number like 367,429 is perceived as being smaller than a round number like 367,000.

Hat tip: think again

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