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Mathematical hokum that people want to believe

The Irish energy company Airtricity claimed in their switchover promotional offer publicity material that the rate of
  20% below that of Bord Gáis for gas and
  6% below that of ESB for electricity
  amounts to a "combined discount of 26%."

National newspaper "The Irish Independent" repeated the claim as truth.

— 22 September 2010


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