Thursday, August 14, 2008

8th grade math

You Passed 8th Grade Math

Congratulations, you got 10/10 correct!


JustinZ said...

Warning: This comment discusses the answer to one of the questions!

I disagree with their answer to number 7. The question is:

If .4 < x < 1/2, x could equal:

* 40%
* None of the above
* 45%
* 50%

I answered "none of the above" because x must be a number, and percentages by themselves are not numbers. Percentages are meaningless by themselves. You can speak of "25% of 12" or "25% of men", but "25%" by itself isn't anything. While it's true that you can compute "25% of 12" by multiplying 12 by .25, it does not follow that 25% and .25 are the same thing. They are very different.

Alana said...

Well you see...I didn't even KNOW that, which proves how much smarter you are than I am...or rather, how much better educated you are.

I like learning new and mostly useless bits of information. Keep sharing!