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Fresh look on Maths

By RealBlackStuff ยท 9 replies
Nov 23, 2005
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  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%.
    How about achieving 103%?
    What makes up 100% in life?
    Here's a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these

    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.

    8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

    11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%

    1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%

    2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%

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

    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. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

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

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Very funny RBS. :haha:

    Also quite true unfortunately.

    Regards Howard :) :)
  4. tomrca

    tomrca TS Rookie Posts: 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. lithiumdeuterid

    lithiumdeuterid TS Rookie Posts: 88

    Sorry to nitpick, but:

    8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98 = 9800%

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

    tomrca TS Rookie Posts: 1,000

    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!

  7. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

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

    lithiumdeuterid TS Rookie Posts: 88

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


    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. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 6,503

    silly nitpicker!
  10. Finchy

    Finchy TS Rookie Posts: 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.

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