Model Boat Mayhem  Forum
Mess Deck: General Section => ChitChat => Topic started by: roycv on May 03, 2019, 08:32:56 PM

Hi all I am a great fan of the Radio4 programme More or Less. I felt I had to pass on this little mathematics gem.
X% of Y is the same as Y% of X
Well it is true! E.G. If you want 4 % of 75 it is the same as 75 % of 4 answer 3.
If you write out longhand the calculation which is 4 over 100 times 75 it is the same as 75 over 100 times 4. I.E. 4 x 75 is the same as 75 x 4. It is easier to work out what 3/4 of 4 is rather than 4/100 of 75.
It came as a surprise to the Cambridge Professor of Maths as well.
Regards
Roy

Well dear me as Confucius said by lord me confused .com or not as the case might be ha ha
Dave

You lost me at x% {)
John