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Question #3508 posted on 02/23/2004 12:03 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I happen to be a concerned, upstanding, left-handed individual, and I've noticed recently that there seem to be quite a few of my persuasion running about on campus. (I do mean the left-handed part, not the concerned or the upstanding, although I'm sure they're running about as well.) So I was wondering -- any guesses as to how many of us squirrel-handers there are? Number-wise and ratio?

- The Irish Lefty

A: Dear Irish Lefty,
I estimated 2,408 left-handed people attend BYU, with an accuracy of plus or minus two percent. Those statistics are drawn from world-wide averages based on gender and age and extrapolated over the population of BYU. That's between eight and nine percent.