# Fresh look on Maths

By RealBlackStuff ยท 9 replies
Nov 23, 2005
1. This equation should be taught in all math classes!

From a strictly mathematical viewpoint it goes like this:

What Makes 100%?
What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?
Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%?
We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%.
What makes up 100% in life?
questions:

If:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
is represented as:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.

Then:
H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K
8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

and
K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E
11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%

But,
A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E
1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%

And,
B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T
2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%

AND, look how far *** kissing will take you.

A-S-S-K-I-S-S-I-N-G
1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 118%

So, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that while Hard Work
and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there, it's
the bull**** and *** kissing that will put you over the top.

2. ### SpikeTS EvangelistPosts: 2,168

That's great - but what makes it great is also very worrying given the simple fact that it's true!

3. ### howard_hopkinsoTS RookiePosts: 24,177   +19

Very funny RBS. :haha:

Also quite true unfortunately.

Regards Howard

4. ### tomrcaTS RookiePosts: 1,000

sorry rbs

sorry RBS, I just had to nick this one, i love it.
its definately in the same gatagory as mark twain and oscar wild quotes..

5. ### lithiumdeuteridTS RookiePosts: 88

Sorry to nitpick, but:

H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K
8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98 = 9800%

The "%" sign means "divide by 100". Therefore, 1 = 100%, while 100 != 100%.

6. ### tomrcaTS RookiePosts: 1,000

H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K
8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98 = 9800%

then couldn't it be 98.00%

dont spoil it i think its good and fun!

MERRY CHRISTMAS

7. ### kirockTS RookiePosts: 1,221

Lithium:
Take your Lithium and stay off the deuterium, that stuff will kill you man. Oh and stay off the crack too. :haha:

8. ### lithiumdeuteridTS RookiePosts: 88

I just can't face the day without my hydrogen pills... You don't know how hard it is!

Tomrca:

No, it couldn't. The symbol "%" means "divide by 100".

98% is equal to 0.98. However, 98% is NOT equal to 98. If you add up 8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11, you get 98, not 98%. If you wanted the sum to be 98%, then you should add up 8%+1%+18%+4%+23%+15%+18%+11%. As it stands, it currently adds up to 98, or 9800% (9800 / 100).

9. ### RealBlackStuffTS RookieTopic StarterPosts: 6,503

silly nitpicker!

10. ### FinchyTS RookiePosts: 353

The correctness of it doesn't really matter in my opinion. What matters is that it's incredibly funny. Why don't we just say A= 1% etc. That'll mean there'll be no need to nitpick.