- A Math Teacher Claims that Every time he breathes somebody dies in China.
- Wynn Davis Proves this by Crunching Numbers.
- Almost 9.8 million people die in China each year.
“Every time I breathe, somebody dies in China,” said Wynn Davies, Math teacher living in Hanwood, Shropshire, crunches the numbers in support of the statement as reported by The Guardian.
Claim Proven Right
It’s true what the math teacher said: “Every time I breathe, someone dies in China” (Letters, 4 October). Considering that China has a population of more than 1.4 billion people and a death rate of over seven per thousand, this translates to an annual death toll of more than 9.8 million.
Adults typically breathe 16 times per minute on average. As a result, there are 8,415,360 breaths taken in a year (16 x 60 x 24 x 365.25). Even breathing at a higher rate of 18 breaths per minute results in 9,467,280 breaths in a year (18 x 60 x 24 x 365.25).
Thus, the number of deaths in China each year is much higher than the average person’s number of breaths.
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Source:- The Guardian