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If Only Jordan Had Signed the Khayyam Pledge?

Common Factoid Being Circulated: The average salary of all cultural geography majors in the class of 1986 from the University of North Carolina was $710,000.

How could this be? It turns out that 1986 is the year Micahel Jordan returned to UNC and completed his college degree in cultural geography.

Task: Knowing Jordan's salary in 1986 was $845,000, estimate the number of UNC graduates in cultural geography in 1986. Explain your reasoning.

Note: Can you interpret the title for this statistics? That is, what is the Khayyam pledge? To answer this question, do some reading up on Omar Khayyam and his school friends.