Statistics Canada is hiring mathematicians…

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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