## Definition of Fuzzy Math

What does the term “fuzzy math” mean? What is meant by the term “fuzzy math”?

The term “fuzzy math” was coined by George W. Bush in the lead-up to the 2000 US Presidential election.

In response to some figures that Democratic candidate Al Gore was using in a debate, George W. Bush said that Gore was using “fuzzy math”.

The definition of the term “fuzzy math” is simple - it refers to when something just doesn’t add up.

For instance, let’s say that a politician comes along and announces that a 1% cut in income tax would increase revenues by 30%.

The politican uses figures and projections to try and make his case, but the numbers clearly just don’t add up. This would be a great example of “fuzzy math”.

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