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Do 20 pages of a book gives you 90% of its words?

Topic: Libraries My English teacher claimed, that if I survive the first 20 pages of any book, the reading will get much easier because the words that occurred on those pages constitute 90% of all words in the book. So after you reach this threshold you don’t have to go back and forth to the dictionary. Was he right? (TLDR: Kind of.) From Do 20 pages of a book gives you 90% of its words?
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