How Numbers Lie?

Common Tricks

· Lying by percentage

Truth: I asked 10 people about my personality and 9 of them said I was handsome

· Lying by Ratio

Truth: A country with 4 equal population states has 1 state with corona cases

· Lying by categorization

Truth : > 80 % marks = First Division grade and you got 80.1 %

· Lying by estimation

Truth : population = 1 Crore , 99 lakh people survived , 1 lakh died

Fooling with Numbers

· Placing a 25 bucks chips next to a 20 buck almost identical item, makes the 20 bucks item look cheaper

Call to Action

Almost every marketer, business analyst, data analyst, or business owner has used these tricks at least once to sound better than reality. So be aware when deducing things using numbers and take a step back to know more.


There is no way anyone can claim these tricks to be ethical or unethical. The readers can use them to their benefit if they wish to do so. The article was intending to help you dodge the tricks coming at you.

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Aayu Kharbanda

Aayu Kharbanda

An ambitious guy trying to disrupt education industry.