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# What does "Significant Minority" mean? watch

1. I've seen this phrase for the second time in MEI's comments on exams and was wondering what they mean by it. It almost feels like an oxymoron.

"This was often well done, but those who tried to derive the result often made the
error “ log at b = b log at ”, and a significant minority failed to state the intercept."
2. A minority is anything below 50% of a group. An insignificant minority will be a minority so small it doesn't really matter, while a significant minority will be something like 30% of a group. Clearly not the majority but big enough to be important for whatever purpose you're using it for.
3. (Original post by Rob da Mop)
A minority is anything below 50% of a group. An insignificant minority will be a minority so small it doesn't really matter, while a significant minority will be something like 30% of a group. Clearly not the majority but big enough to be important for whatever purpose you're using it for.
Thanks, that makes sense.

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