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collegkitchen4
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3/3/2010 10:54:21 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
A U.S. Department of Labor study: Only 42% of American adults surveyed could add the cost of two items on a menu (one cost 60 cents and the other cost $1.95) and then figure a 10% tip.
belle
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3/3/2010 10:56:16 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/3/2010 10:54:21 AM, collegkitchen4 wrote:
A U.S. Department of Labor study: Only 42% of American adults surveyed could add the cost of two items on a menu (one cost 60 cents and the other cost $1.95) and then figure a 10% tip.

LOL

link?
evidently i only come to ddo to avoid doing homework...
mattrodstrom
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3/3/2010 10:58:17 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Is the final price $2.81??!
"He who does not know how to put his will into things at least puts a meaning into them: that is, he believes there is a will in them already."

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mattrodstrom
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3/3/2010 11:26:34 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
hehe... I'm smarter than 42% of American adults :)
"He who does not know how to put his will into things at least puts a meaning into them: that is, he believes there is a will in them already."

Metaphysics:
"The science.. which deals with the fundamental errors of mankind - but as if they were the fundamental truths."
Danielle
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3/3/2010 11:30:53 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/3/2010 10:54:21 AM, collegkitchen4 wrote:
A U.S. Department of Labor study: Only 42% of American adults surveyed could add the cost of two items on a menu (one cost 60 cents and the other cost $1.95) and then figure a 10% tip.

That sucks, but doesn't surprise me. It's also irrelevant to your topic :p
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3/3/2010 11:40:47 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
$2.55
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10

=

$.255

Now, whether you would round up or down is a roadblock I would say a lot of these people stumbled upon, cause you can't give half a cent.
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Ragnar_Rahl
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3/3/2010 1:19:16 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/3/2010 11:30:53 AM, theLwerd wrote:
At 3/3/2010 10:54:21 AM, collegkitchen4 wrote:
A U.S. Department of Labor study: Only 42% of American adults surveyed could add the cost of two items on a menu (one cost 60 cents and the other cost $1.95) and then figure a 10% tip.

That sucks, but doesn't surprise me. It's also irrelevant to your topic :p

Not really. Fail at math> greater chance to fail a mortgage.

hehe... I'm smarter than 42% of American adults :)
Dude, epic fail. the 42 percent are the ones who got it like you did. You're smarter than the other 58, not just 42, if one is to assume there are no factors of intelligence not answered by this question for convenience.
Now, if you factor in the fact that you screwed your bragging up, we can lower that down a bit, but we don't have numbers on how much.
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3/3/2010 3:39:03 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/3/2010 11:30:53 AM, theLwerd wrote:
That sucks, but doesn't surprise me. It's also irrelevant to your topic :p

This.
bkelley211
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3/4/2010 10:33:48 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/3/2010 1:19:16 PM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
At 3/3/2010 11:30:53 AM, theLwerd wrote:
At 3/3/2010 10:54:21 AM, collegkitchen4 wrote:
A U.S. Department of Labor study: Only 42% of American adults surveyed could add the cost of two items on a menu (one cost 60 cents and the other cost $1.95) and then figure a 10% tip.

That sucks, but doesn't surprise me. It's also irrelevant to your topic :p

Not really. Fail at math> greater chance to fail a mortgage.


hehe... I'm smarter than 42% of American adults :)
Dude, epic fail. the 42 percent are the ones who got it like you did. You're smarter than the other 58, not just 42, if one is to assume there are no factors of intelligence not answered by this question for convenience.
Now, if you factor in the fact that you screwed your bragging up, we can lower that down a bit, but we don't have numbers on how much.

Pretty funny...though I'll give mattrod a pass. Reminded me that there are three kinds of people in the world--those you understand statistics and those who don't.

Perhaps part of the reason would go more along the lines of how much is the cost of said question. Nothing to me, VISA picks up the bill.
mattrodstrom
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3/4/2010 11:19:03 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/3/2010 1:19:16 PM, Ragnar_Rahl wrote:
At 3/3/2010 11:30:53 AM, theLwerd wrote:
At 3/3/2010 10:54:21 AM, collegkitchen4 wrote:
A U.S. Department of Labor study: Only 42% of American adults surveyed could add the cost of two items on a menu (one cost 60 cents and the other cost $1.95) and then figure a 10% tip.

That sucks, but doesn't surprise me. It's also irrelevant to your topic :p

Not really. Fail at math> greater chance to fail a mortgage.


hehe... I'm smarter than 42% of American adults :)
Dude, epic fail. the 42 percent are the ones who got it like you did. You're smarter than the other 58, not just 42, if one is to assume there are no factors of intelligence not answered by this question for convenience.
Now, if you factor in the fact that you screwed your bragging up, we can lower that down a bit, but we don't have numbers on how much.

Lol, oops...
"He who does not know how to put his will into things at least puts a meaning into them: that is, he believes there is a will in them already."

Metaphysics:
"The science.. which deals with the fundamental errors of mankind - but as if they were the fundamental truths."
collegekitchen5
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3/4/2010 11:31:34 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/4/2010 10:33:48 AM, bkelley211 wrote:
Perhaps part of the reason would go more along the lines of how much is the cost of said question. Nothing to me, VISA picks up the bill.

Protip: Understanding basic math has more applications then adding a check up.
collegekitchen5
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3/4/2010 11:32:38 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/3/2010 3:39:03 PM, Nags wrote:
At 3/3/2010 11:30:53 AM, theLwerd wrote:
That sucks, but doesn't surprise me. It's also irrelevant to your topic :p

This.

It points to a clear lack of education of basic math. Something that is rather integral when questioning whether you can afford a loan or not.
collegekitchen5
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3/4/2010 12:10:05 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 3/4/2010 11:40:16 AM, Volkov wrote:
Teaching our children basic mathematics is a waste of time just use a calculator.

Science is a waste of time, just look it up on the internet.

History? Psht, just google that.

Forget schooling that stuff is social engineering anyways