The whole story is based on the analysis of federal tax forms by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The reporter used the numbers to tell the story, he listed a set of numbers from the analysis and gave more details and background information about them in almost each paragraph. In the paragraphs that do not include numbers and info pertaining to them, he explains the analysis done by The Chronical of Higher Education. The numbers in this story are not overwhelming because they are used in about half of the paragraphs, and there are never more than three numbers in the paragraphs that do feature them. The reporter did use math to figure out the median salaries of private college presidents, to tell the story more effectively. Besides numbers that are in the millions, which were rounded, the rest of the numbers are listed completely.

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