Paulscoconutass Posted November 24, 2005 Report Share Posted November 24, 2005 If something costs 140 to make, and sells for 70,000 is that a 5,000%50,000%500,000%Profit Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Guest b-bert Posted November 24, 2005 Report Share Posted November 24, 2005 im not a maths student (engineering instead) but i get 50,000 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Paulscoconutass Posted November 24, 2005 Author Report Share Posted November 24, 2005 im not a maths student (engineering instead) but i get 50' date='000[/quote']Aye, that's what i got... but i hate working out things with 100 0's.Any ideas about what i'd be selling? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

HateEvent Posted November 24, 2005 Report Share Posted November 24, 2005 Are you making a really crappy guitar that you will use until Onion Terror hit the superstardom, then sell it for 70000?I got 50000% too btw. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Paulscoconutass Posted December 10, 2005 Author Report Share Posted December 10, 2005 The proper answer was cocaine... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

skuzzlebutt Posted December 10, 2005 Report Share Posted December 10, 2005 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? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Guest *alex* Posted December 10, 2005 Report Share Posted December 10, 2005 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. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Camie Posted December 10, 2005 Report Share Posted December 10, 2005 definately 50,000% Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

skuzzlebutt Posted December 11, 2005 Report Share Posted December 11, 2005 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" Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Scootray Posted December 11, 2005 Report Share Posted December 11, 2005 This question would be found in a Maths lesson at school.I remember getting stuff like this all the time.Back in the day... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

Guest *alex* Posted December 11, 2005 Report Share Posted December 11, 2005 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. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

skuzzlebutt Posted December 11, 2005 Report Share Posted December 11, 2005 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 toa. a mathematicianb. an economistc. an evangelistdelete as appropriate.*pride before a fall, how much d'you wanna bet i fucked it up... :o/ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

God Posted December 11, 2005 Report Share Posted December 11, 2005 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 toa. a mathematicianb. an economistc. an evangelistdelete 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 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

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