Re: WAS: Squashed egos Now: 400% Longer

Subject: Re: WAS: Squashed egos Now: 400% Longer
From: Ward Rosenberry <wardr -at- world -dot- std -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 11:11:27 -0400 (EDT)


Alan Miller responded:

<snip>

> If you assume 1 month equals 4 weeks (it doesn't, it's actually 52/12
> weeks or 4.333... weeks, but who's counting?), then 4 months equals 16
> weeks. Writing this as a percentage gives us 4 times x times 100% =
> 16; where x represents the unknown ratio (percentage), and the 100% is
> there to convert from a decimal fraction to percent. Solving for x, we
> find x = 16/(4 times 100%), or 400%.

Well 4.333... is not exactly true either since there are more than 52
weeks in a year. 365/7=52.14285714286... to be more precise. So
52.14285714286/12=4.345238095238 weeks. Then there are leap years that
skew this even more ... but who's counting.

Sorry,
Ward






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