What is one third plus two thirds
Statistics Canada is hiring mathematicians. Three recent graduates are invited for an interview: one has a degree in pure mathematics, another one in applied math, and the third one obtained his B.Sc. in statistics.
All three are asked the same question: 'What is one third plus two thirds?'
The pure mathematician: 'It's one.'
The applied mathematician takes out his pocket calculator, punches in the numbers, and replies: 'It's 0.999999999.'
The statistician: 'What do you want it to be?'
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