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didn't anyone complain about prize of chocolate

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How can 70% of somebody marry 90% of somebody else?

Stupid test.

Also... God is a 'he'? Did nobody complain about that?

14 out of 20 men are married = 70% of men are married

14 out of 16 women are married = 88% of women are married

Not sure what numbers make it 90% women without thinking about it more, currently stuck at 88% :p

"The school say the paper was written by a volunteer, a retired teacher, and that they weren't aware of the question before the paper was handed out."

Seriously? No-one thought it might have been an idea to proof read it first?

Seriously? No-one thought it might have been an idea to proof read it first?

79%

Well done that Q setter at least they have got folk interested in maths maybe I'll put in a Biology Q on human reproduction and genetics with the correct insertion?

*Edited By: sowotsdis on Sep 16, 2016 16:35*

Firefly1

14 out of 20 men are married = 70% of men are married

14 out of 16 women are married = 88% of women are married

Not sure what numbers make it 90% women without thinking about it more, currently stuck at 88% :p

14 out of 16 women are married = 88% of women are married

Not sure what numbers make it 90% women without thinking about it more, currently stuck at 88% :p

Better question:

How many of those married are sleeping with somebody else?

Anyone worked out the answer as opposed to ranting on like they do here in this Misc thread, thinking that they know how to cure all ills of the nation. Come on you smart Alecs.

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Firefly1

14 out of 20 men are married = 70% of men are married

14 out of 16 women are married = 88% of women are married

Not sure what numbers make it 90% women without thinking about it more, currently stuck at 88% :p

14 out of 16 women are married = 88% of women are married

Not sure what numbers make it 90% women without thinking about it more, currently stuck at 88% :p

How many of those married are sleeping with somebody else?

Or we could improve our maths :p

Number of women married: 18 out of 20 = 90% marriage

Number of men married: 18 out of 26 = 69.2% marriage rate

As far as I can tell, this question is mathematically flawed. It may not be the exact question being asked, but the percentages provided are impossible to achieve.

79% still

stuarthanley

79% still

Technically 90% of women and 70% of men

Therefore the answer is 78% :p

Firefly1

...Therefore you have to get as close as you can using the **closest** numbers of people possible. This is 36 people out of 46 people married, resulting in a 78% marriatal rate after rounding.

Therefore the answer is 78% :p

Therefore the answer is 78% :p

Closet? :{

An intermediate stage is (9x2x0.7/(9+7))×100%

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Firefly1

...Therefore you have to get as close as you can using the **closest** numbers of people possible. This is 36 people out of 46 people married, resulting in a 78% marriatal rate after rounding.

Therefore the answer is 78% :p

Therefore the answer is 78% :p

Get back into your Closet. :D

I'll get my coat.

Oh wait, you're already in there :(

Closest is a word.... superlative adjective: closest - I believe its use is correct.

Firefly1

stuarthanley

79% still

Therefore the answer is 78% :p

splender

An intermediate stage is (9x2x0.7/(9+7))×100%

Multiplying by 100%?

Are you sure?

Firefly1

stuarthanley

79% still

Therefore the answer is 78% :p

70 women - 90% = 63 exactly

90 men - 70% = 63 exactly

Yes I'm bored this afternoon :p

stuarthanley

Firefly1

stuarthanley

79% still

Therefore the answer is 78% :p

I thought this thread was about a maths question rather than comparing our sexual history. ;)

stuarthanley

Firefly1

stuarthanley

79% still

Therefore the answer is 78% :p

The same number of women must be married to men. How many women are married to men? That doesn't make much sense to me at the moment.

Just about sums up a lot of names here who regularly drill down principles ,political correctness, spelling mistakes, and what is right and wrong, how to eat a bacon sandwich, then cannot even deliver a bit of primary school English language communication and simple arithmetic without getting all lofty with their principles and jibes in "Misc".

spoo

Firefly1

stuarthanley

79% still

Therefore the answer is 78% :p

70 men - 90% = 63 exactly

Yes I'm bored this afternoon :p

That's it :) Thanks.

Firefly1

stuarthanley

Firefly1

stuarthanley

79% still

Therefore the answer is 78% :p

splender

Just about sums up a lot of names here who regularly drill down principles ,political correctness, spelling mistakes, and what is right and wrong, how to eat a bacon sandwich, then cannot even deliver a bit of primary school English language communication and simple arithmetic without getting all lofty with their principles and jibes in "Misc".

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Also... God is a 'he'? Did nobody complain about that?

splender

Just about sums up a lot of names here who regularly drill down principles ,political correctness, spelling mistakes, and what is right and wrong, how to eat a bacon sandwich, then cannot even deliver a bit of primary school English language communication and simple arithmetic without getting all lofty with their principles and jibes in "Misc".

Jesus, dude, I think you're taking this far too seriously. Just have a laugh at some ridiculously outdated views that a school made a bit of a balls-up to distribute, and have a nice cup of tea or something.

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(1)Seriously? No-one thought it might have been an idea to proof read it first?

* proofread.