Sunday, 1 February 2015

Estimation in News Article




  • Identify one exact figure and one approximated figure.
  • Explain why do you think these figures are exact / approximated.

On your own, identify a piece of Singapore news from a local online news portal (e.g. Today Online, Channel NewsAsia) that features both exact and approximated figures.

27 comments:

  1. Exact Figure: $324.5m
    Approximated Figure: More than 7000 atheletes

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  2. estimated number:around 90 per cent
    fixed number:50-day countdown

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  3. The exact number is $324.5 million approximated number is $60 million.

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  4. 7000 athletes and officers is an approximated figure.
    2030 is an exact Figure

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    1. The link to the newspaper article is
      http://goo.gl/2PIAG8

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  5. Exact figure : Year 1993
    Approximate figure : 324.5m dollars

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    1. The link to my news article is:
      http://newslink.asiaone.com/user/OrderArticleRequest.action?order=&month=02&year=2015&date=04&docLanguage=en&documentId=nica_BT_2015_33838143

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  6. 7,000 athletes , $10m, 50 days, $60m ,$50m, 10 min

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  7. Exact figure is $5 million because minimum figures are usually exact and the approximate figure is $324.5 million, $10 million, $52.7 million because those types of figures are usually rounded off.

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  8. 7000 athletes and officers are approximated
    1993 year is exact

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  10. Estimated value : $324.5million
    Approximate figure : more than 7000 atheletics

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    1. this the link to the news paper article https://drive.google.com/a/s2015.sst.edu.sg/file/d/0B3L8PIdFSPRvNlhpVWhrQ042SGs/view?usp=sharing

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  11. Exact: Year 2030
    Approximate:7,000 athletes and officials
    Estimated:90%

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  12. http://newslink.asiaone.com/user/OrderArticleRequest.action?order=&month=06&year=2014&date=11&docLanguage=en&documentId=nica_ST_2014_31850653

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  13. http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/workplace-fatalities-dip/1638246.html

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  14. Exact : year 2014
    Estimate: $13 million

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  15. http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/problem-gambling-rates/1639100.html

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  16. Link:http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/problem-gambling-rates/1639100.html
    The exact number is 3000.
    The estimate is $70.

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  17. Exact number - 2014
    Estimate: $13 million
    http://goo.gl/We2SXh newspaper article link

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  18. https://docs.google.com/a/s2015.sst.edu.sg/document/d/181LKQMlo_NcUImX8H8ehfKVHoAe0orAKqkw7FrWMyRI/edit?usp=sharing
    Exact -2004
    Estimate -$3000

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  19. Exact figure:
    50 Days

    Approximated figure:
    7000 athletes
    $52.7million
    $33.6Million
    10 Minutes

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