Numbers make my head hurt!

Maybe this Yahoo! Finance writer shouldn’t be writing anything that involves numbers. She’s just no good at it. She claims that a company was acquired for $900 million:

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That much seems pretty clear. Then she tells me that the acquired company actually had other offers — including one for $700 billion:

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I’m no mathematical genius, but isn’t $700 billion more — a lot more — than $900 million, which the writer claims was the highest bid. I’m so confused. But not as confused as this writer.

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One Response to “Numbers make my head hurt!”

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