Jump to content
aberdeen-music
Sign in to follow this  
Paulscoconutass

Maths Students.

Recommended Posts

If something costs 140 to make' date=' and sells for 70,000 is that a

5,000%

50,000%

500,000%

Profit[/quote']

the above is not a maths question... it is an arithmetic question..... i get pissed off when people don't know the difference....

btw i've no idea what the answer is.... :o?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest *alex*
the above is not a maths question... it is an arithmetic question..... i get pissed off when people don't know the difference....

btw i've no idea what the answer is.... :o?

I may be wrong, but, I think arithmetic IS part of maths. Or at least when i did maths at school, arithmetic was part of it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I may be wrong' date=' but, I think arithmetic IS part of maths. Or at least when i did maths at school, arithmetic was part of it.[/quote']

arithmetic is used in maths, sure, but would you phrase the question:

celestial navigation students: who knows the way to belmont street?

maths, surely consists of trig/calculus/algebra/geometry/numerical methods/numerical series etc....arithmetic is an elementary prerequisite of maths....

the origins of the association of a "maths question" with simple arithmetic is derived from TV quizzes, manufactured for dumb-asses, trying to pass them selves off as a pursuit of intellectual value....

hence my objection to the "ann robinson type maths question: quickest on buzzers what's 9 times 3? or 30% of 1000? or how many beanz make five? etc"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest *alex*
arithmetic is used in maths' date=' sure, but would you phrase the question:

celestial navigation students: who knows the way to belmont street?

maths, surely consists of trig/calculus/algebra/geometry/numerical methods/numerical series etc....arithmetic is an elementary prerequisite of maths....

the origins of the association of a "maths question" with simple arithmetic is derived from TV quizzes, manufactured for dumb-asses, trying to pass them selves off as a pursuit of intellectual value....

hence my objection to the "ann robinson type maths question: quickest on buzzers what's 9 times 3? or 30% of 1000? or how many beanz make five? etc"[/quote']

I'm really not sure why you're getting onto a high horse about this, especially as you didn't even know the answer to the question. It's a maths related question and therefore a maths student would be an obvious person to ask for the answer. Simple as.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm really not sure why you're getting onto a high horse about this' date=' especially as you didn't even know the answer to the question. It's a maths related question and therefore a maths student would be an obvious person to ask for the answer. Simple as.[/quote']

i guess i'm pissed off that so many people are adhering to/and reinforcing the misconception that you need a mathematician to derive an answer for such a simple question*, that really a 3rd year secondary school student of arithmetic should stumble his or her way through...

for the record....

profit = sale price less cost price, in this case 69,860, hence profit (expressed as percentage of cost price (which is what i guessed the questioner was after) is 49,900%

so you'd pose such a question to

a. a mathematician

b. an economist

c. an evangelist

delete as appropriate.

*pride before a fall, how much d'you wanna bet i fucked it up... :o/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
i guess i'm pissed off that so many people are adhering to/and reinforcing the misconception that you need a mathematician to derive an answer for such a simple question*' date=' that really a 3rd year secondary school student of arithmetic should stumble his or her way through...

for the record....

profit = sale price less cost price, in this case 69,860, hence profit (expressed as percentage of cost price (which is what i guessed the questioner was after) is 49,900%

so you'd pose such a question to

a. a mathematician

b. an economist

c. an evangelist

delete as appropriate.

*pride before a fall, how much d'you wanna bet i fucked it up... :o/[/quote']

hmm what are the odds? oh know thats more maths isnt it :p

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×