As an aside, the WP uses misuses fractions like this twice:

    The U.S. intelligence budget is vast, publicly announced last year as $75 billion, 21/2 times the size it was on Sept. 10, 2001.

I don't think they intend it to be read as "10.5 times the size", but as "21 and 1/2 times the size".

posted by mk: 2243 days ago