Monday, 1 September 2014

Taking the long view

Somebody at BBC News needs to reconsider their mathematical skills.

Most schoolchildren will tell you that 100 kilometres per hour is about 60 miles per hour. A cursory glance at a car speedometer would also reveal that fact.

From that, it's easy to work out that 10 km is about 6 miles.


Even if that's beyond you, just type '10000m in miles' into Google search and you'll get the answer.

See? Just over 6 miles.

Not surprisingly, the BBC's accuracy is miles out.

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