Quote: Statistically Speaking


Title: House Rules
Author: Jodi Picoult
Page: 48

Jacob’s mother tries to prepare him for the possibility of not getting a ‘date’ for the junior prom:

“Mom,” Jacob interrupted, “of course it will work out. There are 402 girls in my school. Assuming that one of them finds me remotely attractive, the probability of getting one of them to say yes is statistically in my favor.”

And it was, he had to ask only 83. One finally said yes—Amanda Hillerstein, who had a younger brother with Down syndrome and was kin-hearted enough to see pas Jacob’s Asperger’s, at least for one night.

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