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UpsideDownFlag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-28-04 02:16 PM
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people who are good at math: what percentage is 68 out of 80 equal to?
thanks.
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-28-04 02:17 PM
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1. 85%
:)
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Goldmund Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-28-04 02:17 PM
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2. 85
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Screaming Lord Bob Donating Member (217 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-28-04 02:17 PM
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3. uhhh... 68/80=85%
don't you have a calculator?
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UpsideDownFlag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-28-04 02:18 PM
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6. not really, no.
there's one on my PC but it is weird.
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goodhue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-28-04 02:30 PM
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12. you don't need a calculator
Edited on Tue Sep-28-04 02:31 PM by goodhue
so long as you know that 8 times 8 is 64
8 into 68 goes 8 times with 4 left over
4 is half of 8
so 68 divided by 8 is 8.5
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-28-04 02:38 PM
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16. Or you could divide by 4 and multiply by 5, but that would be CRAZY n/t
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Worst Username Ever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-28-04 02:45 PM
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18. You just blew my mind
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UpsideDownFlag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-28-04 03:55 PM
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19. ..the idea is that i dont like thinking that hard about math.
so i got you suckers to do it for me. haha

:evilgrin:
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-28-04 02:41 PM
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17. For future reference, here's a non-weird one
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Worst Username Ever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-28-04 02:18 PM
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4. You don't need to be good at math
Edited on Tue Sep-28-04 02:18 PM by shylock1579
just take out a calculator, type 68, hit the divide sign, hit 80, hit "equals."

;-)
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goodhue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-28-04 02:18 PM
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5. 85%
(68 x 100)/80 = 6800/80 = 680/8 = 85
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UpsideDownFlag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-28-04 02:19 PM
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7. that's really sweet, by the way. it means i got a B on a hard test.
(a friend of mine is a TA for that class and got a chance to look at the results, told me i got 68/80.)
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Goldmund Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-28-04 02:20 PM
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8. lol I take it it wasn't a math test.
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NanBo Donating Member (316 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-28-04 02:21 PM
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9. LOL eom
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UpsideDownFlag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-28-04 02:23 PM
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10. no, soc. nt
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Goldmund Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-28-04 02:23 PM
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11. Seriously, dude. You really shouldn't be posting threads like this.
You should be trying to learn percentages, unless you're no older than 9. You'll kinda need them.
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-28-04 02:33 PM
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14. From Grade School. . .
. . . i still remember the flash card percentage contests. I've always been very good with numbers, but in 6th through 8th grades, the math classes always included work with ratios.

I still remember without even a second to calculate, all the fractions as percents from 1 to 20. (IOW, what percent is 4/7ths? What percent is 13/17ths? And so on.)

That game just stuck in my head and i was in grade school more than 35 years ago!


Thanks to those teachers that made learning a game. Good work folks!
The Professor
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UpsideDownFlag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-28-04 03:57 PM
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20. *sigh* i know.
part of me just wanted to see how many DUers would jump at the chance to divide numbers.
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Awsi Dooger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-28-04 02:31 PM
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13. I'd love for that to be a debate question for GW on Thursday
In fact, I fantasized about that in 2000 and again this year. Just some basic question to demonstrate how stupid he is.

Actually, 68 out of 80 is too strenuous an example. Just something like, "Mr. Bush, what is 40 percent of 40?" He would stagger for the full allotment and have no clue.

And it would be thrilling to watch the GOP spinners try to dismiss it as an unfair question and not representative of what a president needs to know. Remember that pop quiz from a Boston reporter in 2000?
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-28-04 02:35 PM
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15. For a more entertaining answer ask those who are bad at math
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