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- CNN makes a blatant math error

I OFTEN see ridiculous math statements in the public media, usually limited to such publications as Time Magazine and others of that ilk, and even more so on the Internet, but occasionally even in more serious media such as the NASA web site and The Economist. Just ran across another one on the CNN news web site.

Now, I get that her salary is about 93% of his (which I think is fair to interpret as 93% lower than his), not 137%, but I'm curious how anyone could even

Caitlin Clark is set to make $78,000 salary as the WNBA's number 1 overall pick, which isabout 137% lessthan the NBA's number 1 overall pick who will earn $10.5M.

Now, I get that her salary is about 93% of his (which I think is fair to interpret as 93% lower than his), not 137%, but I'm curious how anyone could even

**GET**137%. I mean, math innumeracy is common but how do you get such a ridiculous answer? I can't think of any computation that could result in anything like that, can you?