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math lesson

Post by trolley » Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:35 pm

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 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%

Now see how far ass 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 bullshit and ass kissing that will put you over the top.
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Post by hsargent » Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:24 pm

Seems a lot of effort for so little value!

How did a percent get applied to a simple sum of numbers?
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:09 pm

If a numeric total of 100 represents the goal of giving 100%, then any total under or over 100 either undershoots or overshoots the goal by a corresponding percentage.

Obvious, I'd have thought.
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Re: math lesson

Post by Wizard of Oz » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:48 am

.. harry it's a joke .. not serious maths .. but if one indulges in a bit of brown nosing then 150% is achieved ..

WoZ sleeping at 87%
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Post by hsargent » Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:03 pm

Then if a hen and a half lays an egg and a half in a day and a half, how long does it take for one hen to lay a dozen eggs?

That's a math joke!
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Re: math lesson

Post by christinecornwall » Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:45 am

if you say so sarge. ;)
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