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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?

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    How can 70% of somebody marry 90% of somebody else?Stupid test.Also... … How can 70% of somebody marry 90% of somebody else?Stupid test.Also... God is a 'he'? Did nobody complain about that?



    ​it means there are more men than women

    Didn't anyone complain about the lack of punctuation?

    didn't anyone complain about prize of chocolate

    stuarthanley

    Didn't anyone complain about the lack of punctuation?



    The typeface used was "so last millennium" as well.



    shadey12

    didn't anyone complain about prize of chocolate


    stuarthanley

    Didn't anyone complain about the lack of punctuation?



    ^ Perhaps we should concentrate on a collection of words making sense being the first priority.

    Stupid question. The grammar annoyed me more than the blatant homophobia and I'm an actual real-life gay...

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    How can 70% of somebody marry 90% of somebody else?Stupid test.Also... … 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%

    "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?

    spoo

    "The school say the paper was written by a volunteer, a retired teacher, … "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?



    * proofread.

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    * proofread.


    79%

    Original Poster

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    How can 70% of somebody marry 90% of somebody else?Stupid test.Also... … How can 70% of somebody marry 90% of somebody else?Stupid test.Also... God is a 'he'? Did nobody complain about that?



    Going for the Ghostbusters-reboot thing for The Bible there, I see. Controversial stuff.

    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" 16th Sep 2016

    Firefly1

    14 out of 20 men are married = 70% of men are married14 out of 16 women … 14 out of 20 men are married = 70% of men are married14 out of 16 women are married = 88% of women are marriedNot sure what numbers make it 90% women without thinking about it more, currently stuck at 88%



    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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    Better question:How many of those married are sleeping with somebody else?



    Or we could improve our maths

    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.

    splender

    Anyone worked out the answer as opposed to ranting on like they do here … 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.



    Yep:
    stuarthanley

    79%


    79% still

    78.75%

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

    dxx

    Going for the Ghostbusters-reboot thing for The Bible there, I see. … Going for the Ghostbusters-reboot thing for The Bible there, I see. Controversial stuff.



    We all know that Mary of Shmi-Skywalker-Nazareth-Carpenter was really God & gave birth to Anakin Jesus.

    stuarthanley

    79% still



    Technically 90% of women and 70% of men cannot be married to one-another (Post 17). 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%
    Edited by: "Firefly1" 16th Sep 2016

    raj75

    78.75%


    Correct

    Firefly1

    ...Therefore you have to get as close as you can using the closest … ...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%



    Closet?

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

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    Closet?



    Get back into your Closet.

    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

    Technically 90% of women and 70% of men cannot be married to one-another … Technically 90% of women and 70% of men cannot be married to one-another (Post 17). 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%


    311 Women. 400 men = town populous
    Edited by: "SJHan" 16th Sep 2016

    splender

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



    Multiplying by 100%?

    Are you sure?

    Firefly1

    Technically 90% of women and 70% of men cannot be married to one-another … Technically 90% of women and 70% of men cannot be married to one-another (Post 17). 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%



    70 women - 90% = 63 exactly
    90 men - 70% = 63 exactly

    Yes I'm bored this afternoon


    Edited by: "spoo" 16th Sep 2016

    stuarthanley

    311 women. 400 men.




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

    stuarthanley

    311 Women. 400 men.



    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

    90 women - 70% = 63 exactly70 men - 90% = 63 exactlyYes I'm bored this … 90 women - 70% = 63 exactly70 men - 90% = 63 exactlyYes I'm bored this afternoon



    That's it Thanks.

    Firefly1

    The same number of women must be married to men. How many women are … 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.


    280

    Could be a few bigamists.!

    shauneco

    Could be a few bigamists.!



    No, that's not what god intended.

    splender

    Just about sums up a lot of names here who regularly drill down … 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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    too busy making tea to be right

    Edited by: "brilly" 16th Sep 2016

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


    Good point, the correct pronoun is He, because God identifies as a narcissist.

    Original Poster

    splender

    Just about sums up a lot of names here who regularly drill down … 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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