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"51 Percent of the Time" in Line 4

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E Unibus Pluram: Television and U.S. Fiction, David Foster Wallace

Wallace, David Foster. "E Unibus Pluram: Television and U.S. Fiction." - Free Online Library. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Aug. 2016.

In context, “51 percent of the time” (line 4) is

A

a precise analysis to support the essay’s thesis.

B

a hypothetical approximation to make a broader point.

C

a stark comparison to juxtapose the speaker to those around him.

D

a personal factoid to outline the speaker’s interests.

E

a vague prediction to suggest future events.