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Donald Ian Rankin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-14-06 07:35 PM
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50. That's not true!
Half of people are below the *median* IQ.

Average is usually used to refer to the mean average, not the median, and in an asymmetrical distribution like IQ that's not likely to be the same, although they're probably fairly similar.

Imagine an island with 9 IQ 10 morons and one IQ 210 genius. The average IQ will thus be 30, and 90% of the population will have lower than average IQ.
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