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Old 11-14-2017, 10:33 PM   #21
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8-10=-2
-2 is -25% of 8

A bullshit question.
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:13 AM   #22
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8 less than 10 = 2.... percentages of 8 is 2/8 or 25 percent.

Fact is it's a trick bullshit question. It would never pass any test of exam theory as a fair question. It's about as lame as the my cousin vinny scene where the lawyer asks the correct timing for a 327 in a 55 bel aire.
This was the logic that I used to try and back into the solution, however, the arrangement of the question doesn't allow for the negative. In addition, it utilizes the 8 in both statements, making it confusion as to what exactly it is asking.

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8-10=-2
-2 is -25% of 8

A bullshit question.

This was how I explained it to my nephew, however, after re-thinking it, the arrangement and wording of the question does not imply 8-10, primarily due to the less than statement in the question. Now, had the instructor said 8 less 10, then you could make that assumption, less than implies that you are subtracting the first number from the second. The correct wording for the problem would read something along the lines of:

"What percentage of 8, is 8 less than 10"

Or something to that effect. I have a son now, and although he is only a year and a half old, this terrifies me for his education.
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:02 AM   #23
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I can't believe you're spending this much time on this, lmao ... but yeah, as everyone said, complete BS wording.
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I want to like Slow99 since people I know say he's a good guy, but just about everything he posts is condescending and passive aggressive.

Most people I talk to have nothing but good things to say about you, but you sure come across as a condescending prick. Do you have an inferiority complex you've attempted to overcome through overachievement? Or were you fondled as a child?

You and slow99 should date. You both have passive aggressiveness down pat.
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I can't believe you're spending this much time on this, lmao ... but yeah, as everyone said, complete BS wording.
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:43 AM   #25
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On the answer I'd put "Insufficient data"
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Old 11-15-2017, 10:25 AM   #26
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After careful consideration the correct answer is fuck you and your poorly worded question.
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Old 11-15-2017, 10:39 AM   #27
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:20 AM   #28
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Trash question. The only proper answer is one equally as trashy.
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Old 11-15-2017, 01:29 PM   #29
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yeah, I told my nephew that I probably would have addressed the issue, in front of the class, with the teacher. Though I wasn't encouraging him to go to that level. I did tell him to tell his teacher that his uncle with a math degree couldn't legitimately figure it out
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Old 11-15-2017, 02:39 PM   #30
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yeah, I told my nephew that I probably would have addressed the issue, in front of the class, with the teacher. Though I wasn't encouraging him to go to that level. I did tell him to tell his teacher that his uncle with a math degree couldn't legitimately figure it out
Did you also make sure to tell him that it's not a difficult problem, it's just poor wording? I can see a smug teacher getting all high and mighty about stumping everyone.
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Old 11-15-2017, 02:40 PM   #31
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Did you also make sure to tell him that it's not a difficult problem, it's just poor wording? I can see a smug teacher getting all high and mighty about stumping everyone.
No only about 10 people said that before you figured it out.... Are you always this quick?
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Old 11-15-2017, 03:54 PM   #32
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No only about 10 people said that before you figured it out.... Are you always this quick?
Still salty I see. Not everyone can be the alpha...but you do a great job at letting us know how desperately you want to play with the big kids.

Don't you have a disappointing savings account to share with us? Or maybe a crappy old car?
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:50 PM   #33
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Still salty I see. Not everyone can be the alpha...but you do a great job at letting us know how desperately you want to play with the big kids.

Don't you have a disappointing savings account to share with us? Or maybe a crappy old car?
Salty isn't any insult to a sailor, dipshit.

And no I don't have any photos of your shitty crap to share, but you can share all you like.
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:53 PM   #35
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You can't divide by (a - b) because it's 0.
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Old 11-17-2017, 06:10 AM   #37
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Well, apparently the math teacher did some research and conceded that my nephew was correct, as were most of us, and the answer to that problem would be 20%. Apparently he argued his case with the teacher!
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