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Counting What You Can’t Count

Suppose you hire two proofreaders to go through the same manuscript independently. The first reports A mistakes, the second reports B mistakes, and C mistakes are reported by both. How can you estimate how many errors remain undiscovered?

The Answer, courtesy of Futility Closet,Β and boy am I glad that we have clever people in the world.

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