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Posted: 6/15/2009 5:42:05 PM EST
I know how good you guys are at math and figured id throw a few simple ones out there for you.

you know this will get funny when compared to all the other math related threads with 50 different answers.

A dress was advertised for 30% off the original price. Natasha Swanana Nitika purchased the dress for 140.24 , including tax. If the tax rate is 6%, what was the original price of the dress?
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:44:55 PM EST
189.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:45:09 PM EST
$189
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:45:18 PM EST
$189.

Am I doing your homework for you?
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:47:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By CookmyLock:
I know how good you guys are at math and figured id throw a few simple ones out there for you.

you know this will get funny when compared to all the other math related threads with 50 different answers.

A dress was advertised for 30% off the original price. Natasha Swanana Nitika purchased the dress for 140.24 , including tax. If the tax rate is 6%, what was the original price of the dress?

1.06 X = $140.24
X = 140.24/1.06 = $132.30

Let Y be original price

then .7 Y = 132.30
Y = 132.30 /.7 = $189
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:48:59 PM EST
That sounds like a Russian name. I'll assume it took place in the Soviet Union. Accounting for ridiculous inflation, the dress cost 183,345.23 rubles. Of course, the government provides everything in Communism, so she probably only spent approximately 13,563.72 rubles. If she was hot, she most likely ended up paying 14 rubles.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:49:45 PM EST
i'm too dumb to take part in this thread
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:50:34 PM EST
Tax should be based in the pre-sale price, shouldn't it?
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:50:36 PM EST
[(Original Price x 0.70) x 1.06] = $140.24

And now you know how that works.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:52:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:

Originally Posted By CookmyLock:
I know how good you guys are at math and figured id throw a few simple ones out there for you.

you know this will get funny when compared to all the other math related threads with 50 different answers.

A dress was advertised for 30% off the original price. Natasha Swanana Nitika purchased the dress for 140.24 , including tax. If the tax rate is 6%, what was the original price of the dress?

1.06 X = $140.24
X = 140.24/1.06 = $132.30

Let Y be original price

then .7 Y = 132.30
Y = 132.30 /.7 = $189

You must not be a young one...showing work is so 1980s math. Today, it is all about the answer.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:54:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By Dan12:
Tax should be based in the pre-sale price, shouldn't it?

WTF? Only if you're a democrat.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:55:20 PM EST
Originally Posted By Keith_J:

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:

Originally Posted By CookmyLock:
I know how good you guys are at math and figured id throw a few simple ones out there for you.

you know this will get funny when compared to all the other math related threads with 50 different answers.

A dress was advertised for 30% off the original price. Natasha Swanana Nitika purchased the dress for 140.24 , including tax. If the tax rate is 6%, what was the original price of the dress?

1.06 X = $140.24
X = 140.24/1.06 = $132.30

Let Y be original price

then .7 Y = 132.30
Y = 132.30 /.7 = $189

You must not be a young one...showing work is so 1980s math. Today, it is all about the answer.


Don't forget, there's the 'pushing calculator buttons' part as well.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:55:40 PM EST
$87
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:56:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By DaveLister:
Originally Posted By Keith_J:

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:

Originally Posted By CookmyLock:
I know how good you guys are at math and figured id throw a few simple ones out there for you.

you know this will get funny when compared to all the other math related threads with 50 different answers.

A dress was advertised for 30% off the original price. Natasha Swanana Nitika purchased the dress for 140.24 , including tax. If the tax rate is 6%, what was the original price of the dress?

1.06 X = $140.24
X = 140.24/1.06 = $132.30

Let Y be original price

then .7 Y = 132.30
Y = 132.30 /.7 = $189

You must not be a young one...showing work is so 1980s math. Today, it is all about the answer.


Don't forget, there's the 'pushing calculator buttons' part as well.

I like using a HP calculator with Reverse Polish Noation. There's no equal sign! That's hard core!

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:57:12 PM EST
Originally Posted By Keith_J:

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:

Originally Posted By CookmyLock:
I know how good you guys are at math and figured id throw a few simple ones out there for you.

you know this will get funny when compared to all the other math related threads with 50 different answers.

A dress was advertised for 30% off the original price. Natasha Swanana Nitika purchased the dress for 140.24 , including tax. If the tax rate is 6%, what was the original price of the dress?

1.06 X = $140.24
X = 140.24/1.06 = $132.30

Let Y be original price

then .7 Y = 132.30
Y = 132.30 /.7 = $189

You must not be a young one...showing work is so 1980s math. Today, it is all about the answer.


Funny, most of the old school engineers I knew only gave a shit about the number (and UNITS) in the box at the bottom of the page. "You don't get partial credit if you screw up a decimal point and your bridge falls down."
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:57:43 PM EST
Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:

Originally Posted By DaveLister:
Originally Posted By Keith_J:

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:

Originally Posted By CookmyLock:
I know how good you guys are at math and figured id throw a few simple ones out there for you.

you know this will get funny when compared to all the other math related threads with 50 different answers.

A dress was advertised for 30% off the original price. Natasha Swanana Nitika purchased the dress for 140.24 , including tax. If the tax rate is 6%, what was the original price of the dress?

1.06 X = $140.24
X = 140.24/1.06 = $132.30

Let Y be original price

then .7 Y = 132.30
Y = 132.30 /.7 = $189

You must not be a young one...showing work is so 1980s math. Today, it is all about the answer.


Don't forget, there's the 'pushing calculator buttons' part as well.

I like using a HP calculator with Reverse Polish Noation. There's no equal sign! That's hard core!



good thing it has noations

without those wed all be lost.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:57:45 PM EST
Originally Posted By InjunJoe:
$87


Winner.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:00:06 PM EST
Exactly $87 dollars.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:00:37 PM EST
Originally Posted By InjunJoe:
$87


Damm it beat me.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:02:00 PM EST
Originally Posted By AR4U:
Originally Posted By Keith_J:

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:

Originally Posted By CookmyLock:
I know how good you guys are at math and figured id throw a few simple ones out there for you.

you know this will get funny when compared to all the other math related threads with 50 different answers.

A dress was advertised for 30% off the original price. Natasha Swanana Nitika purchased the dress for 140.24 , including tax. If the tax rate is 6%, what was the original price of the dress?

1.06 X = $140.24
X = 140.24/1.06 = $132.30

Let Y be original price

then .7 Y = 132.30
Y = 132.30 /.7 = $189

You must not be a young one...showing work is so 1980s math. Today, it is all about the answer.


Funny, most of the old school engineers I knew only gave a shit about the number (and UNITS) in the box at the bottom of the page. "You don't get partial credit if you screw up a decimal point and your bridge falls down."



See, I would argue that you do get partial credit as long as at least some of the bridge is still standing.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:03:06 PM EST
Originally Posted By LoganSackett:
That sounds like a Russian name. I'll assume it took place in the Soviet Union. Accounting for ridiculous inflation, the dress cost 183,345.23 rubles. Of course, the government provides everything in Communism, so she probably only spent approximately 13,563.72 rubles. If she was hot, she most likely ended up paying 14 rubles.


There is no W in the Cyrillic Alphabet.

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:03:55 PM EST
87 of course
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:04:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 6:05:03 PM EST by LoganSackett]
Originally Posted By Sleepy1988:
Originally Posted By LoganSackett:
That sounds like a Russian name. I'll assume it took place in the Soviet Union. Accounting for ridiculous inflation, the dress cost 183,345.23 rubles. Of course, the government provides everything in Communism, so she probably only spent approximately 13,563.72 rubles. If she was hot, she most likely ended up paying 14 rubles.


There is no W in the Cyrillic Alphabet.



You just threw off all my precise calculations.

ETA: Her mother was part African and gave her the middle name. Take that.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:05:13 PM EST
I also get $189.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:05:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By CookmyLock:
I know how good you guys are at math and figured id throw a few simple ones out there for you.

you know this will get funny when compared to all the other math related threads with 50 different answers.

A dress was advertised for 30% off the original price. Natasha Swanana Nitika purchased the dress for 140.24 , including tax. If the tax rate is 6%, what was the original price of the dress?

This question should replace the math tests for employment at the cigar shop at which I moonlight as the bookkeeper. The turnover rate is absurd.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:06:03 PM EST
Originally Posted By CookmyLock:
Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:

Originally Posted By DaveLister:
Originally Posted By Keith_J:

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:

Originally Posted By CookmyLock:
I know how good you guys are at math and figured id throw a few simple ones out there for you.

you know this will get funny when compared to all the other math related threads with 50 different answers.

A dress was advertised for 30% off the original price. Natasha Swanana Nitika purchased the dress for 140.24 , including tax. If the tax rate is 6%, what was the original price of the dress?

1.06 X = $140.24
X = 140.24/1.06 = $132.30

Let Y be original price

then .7 Y = 132.30
Y = 132.30 /.7 = $189

You must not be a young one...showing work is so 1980s math. Today, it is all about the answer.


Don't forget, there's the 'pushing calculator buttons' part as well.

I like using a HP calculator with Reverse Polish Noation. There's no equal sign! That's hard core!



good thing it has noations

without those wed all be lost.


"One Noation Under God......."
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:07:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By AR4U:
Originally Posted By Keith_J:

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:

Originally Posted By CookmyLock:
I know how good you guys are at math and figured id throw a few simple ones out there for you.

you know this will get funny when compared to all the other math related threads with 50 different answers.

A dress was advertised for 30% off the original price. Natasha Swanana Nitika purchased the dress for 140.24 , including tax. If the tax rate is 6%, what was the original price of the dress?

1.06 X = $140.24
X = 140.24/1.06 = $132.30

Let Y be original price

then .7 Y = 132.30
Y = 132.30 /.7 = $189

You must not be a young one...showing work is so 1980s math. Today, it is all about the answer.


Funny, most of the old school engineers I knew only gave a shit about the number (and UNITS) in the box at the bottom of the page. "You don't get partial credit if you screw up a decimal point and your bridge falls down."


That too pisses me off to no end. DIMENSIONS over UNITS. Then there is the "smell test". I was on a design team where another engineer thought a point load of 2.5 million pounds on a beam was "just a number" and could be dealt with by "increasing the web height" to some crazy dimension. The issue was weight of the beam.

Then when I had specified 3" Acme threaded rod, some bean counter changed it to standard V-groove threads. And without my knowledge...when it was built and delivered, the big boss man went apeshit because of that.

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:09:53 PM EST
Originally Posted By LoganSackett:
Originally Posted By AR4U:
Originally Posted By Keith_J:

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:

Originally Posted By CookmyLock:
I know how good you guys are at math and figured id throw a few simple ones out there for you.

you know this will get funny when compared to all the other math related threads with 50 different answers.

A dress was advertised for 30% off the original price. Natasha Swanana Nitika purchased the dress for 140.24 , including tax. If the tax rate is 6%, what was the original price of the dress?

1.06 X = $140.24
X = 140.24/1.06 = $132.30

Let Y be original price

then .7 Y = 132.30
Y = 132.30 /.7 = $189

You must not be a young one...showing work is so 1980s math. Today, it is all about the answer.


Funny, most of the old school engineers I knew only gave a shit about the number (and UNITS) in the box at the bottom of the page. "You don't get partial credit if you screw up a decimal point and your bridge falls down."



See, I would argue that you do get partial credit as long as at least some of the bridge is still standing.


I guess it really depends on whether it was a government project or not.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:10:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By Keith_J:

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:

Originally Posted By CookmyLock:
I know how good you guys are at math and figured id throw a few simple ones out there for you.

you know this will get funny when compared to all the other math related threads with 50 different answers.

A dress was advertised for 30% off the original price. Natasha Swanana Nitika purchased the dress for 140.24 , including tax. If the tax rate is 6%, what was the original price of the dress?

1.06 X = $140.24
X = 140.24/1.06 = $132.30

Let Y be original price

then .7 Y = 132.30
Y = 132.30 /.7 = $189

You must not be a young one...showing work is so 1980s math. Today, it is all about the answer.

I had to show all my work during two semesters of math at U of FL. No calculators allowed, either.

High school: show work but could use a calculator.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:16:16 PM EST
Originally Posted By Keith_J:

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:

Originally Posted By CookmyLock:
I know how good you guys are at math and figured id throw a few simple ones out there for you.

you know this will get funny when compared to all the other math related threads with 50 different answers.

A dress was advertised for 30% off the original price. Natasha Swanana Nitika purchased the dress for 140.24 , including tax. If the tax rate is 6%, what was the original price of the dress?

1.06 X = $140.24
X = 140.24/1.06 = $132.30

Let Y be original price

then .7 Y = 132.30
Y = 132.30 /.7 = $189

You must not be a young one...showing work is so 1980s math. Today, it is all about the answer.


An answer you can feel good about.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:17:31 PM EST
1+1=3


Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:20:15 PM EST
Originally Posted By AR4U:
Originally Posted By LoganSackett:
Originally Posted By AR4U:
Originally Posted By Keith_J:

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:

Originally Posted By CookmyLock:
I know how good you guys are at math and figured id throw a few simple ones out there for you.

you know this will get funny when compared to all the other math related threads with 50 different answers.

A dress was advertised for 30% off the original price. Natasha Swanana Nitika purchased the dress for 140.24 , including tax. If the tax rate is 6%, what was the original price of the dress?

1.06 X = $140.24
X = 140.24/1.06 = $132.30

Let Y be original price

then .7 Y = 132.30
Y = 132.30 /.7 = $189

You must not be a young one...showing work is so 1980s math. Today, it is all about the answer.


Funny, most of the old school engineers I knew only gave a shit about the number (and UNITS) in the box at the bottom of the page. "You don't get partial credit if you screw up a decimal point and your bridge falls down."



See, I would argue that you do get partial credit as long as at least some of the bridge is still standing.


I guess it really depends on whether it was a government project or not.


Or if your boss is an optimist. "What a great opportunity to get a head start on building an even bigger and better bridge!" or "You [insert foul language of choice]"

Btw, if anyone is wondering why I'm not giving serious answers, it's because enough people already did that my shaky advice was not needed.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:21:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By Spankadin:
1+1=3




For large values of 1 and small values of 3
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:31:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 6:31:29 PM EST by GUNSFORHIRE]
Thing is....You and I both know that in this economy that dress is not worth 189.00..They are on ebay for 125.00 all day long..

Ask yourself when the last time you sold more than 10 of these in one week???...Never right??

I will offer you 150.00 out the door and that is the bottom dollar..

I know it is quite a bit less than what you expected to sell it for but you have to ask
yourself ...Do you really want to sit on this dress for a week when you could have
moved the product off the shelf??

Because tomorrow that dress is old news and the value and price will be worth less than the
145.00 I am offering today..

The color is 1980's and retro is not as popular as it was last week and I heard that down the street
the exact same dress is listed at 165.00 and the guy is a friend and can move 5:1 at that price..

It is ALL about moving more product at a lesser price to equal the greater profit..

Ok, THIS is what I will do... I will give you 165.00 plus tax and I will tell the other guy that the prices of your dress is 150.00 ..he will never know..He is guaranteed to drop his prices by 40% because he only has 110.00 in each dress..

Price yours at 150.00 on the rack and change it at the register.. Also, mention that you have a shipment of the newer,Better ,dresses coming tomorrow and you are planning on advertising a sale with a "buy one get 20% off" the next dress of equal or lesser value over the next week..

When he drops his prices to 120.00 per ...Send someone in to buy ALL his products at the lower price (clean his ass out) and then re-price them at 199.00 with 10% off at your own store and this guy will have no product to sell for the next week because the the Trucker's Local #87 is calling for negotiations in the morning....Ask me how I know???

..No one is moving JACK SHIT for the next two months...Unless it is by way of donkey or little mesicans..

Your competition will go out of business overnight and you will be left with the only product to sell in the entire neighborhood..

Because one of the other guys accidentally has had a fire tonight...

You are now in monopoly and money!


Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:41:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 6:42:41 PM EST by Greenhorn]
Originally Posted By CookmyLock:
I know how good you guys are at math and figured id throw a few simple ones out there for you.

you know this will get funny when compared to all the other math related threads with 50 different answers.

A dress was advertised for 30% off the original price. Natasha Swanana Nitika purchased the dress for 140.24 , including tax. If the tax rate is 6%, what was the original price of the dress?


$140.24 x 1.06 = $132.30
(price after sale and before tax)

$132.30 x (100 / 70) = $189

Answer = $189
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:44:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 6:46:44 PM EST by Joedan]
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:55:10 PM EST
The answer would be $188.99, the math would work the same and a store would most likely not price something an even dollar amount.

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:03:42 PM EST
189
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:19:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By out-a-ammo:
The answer would be $188.99, the math would work the same and a store would most likely not price something an even dollar amount.



Nope 189.003
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 7:34:29 PM EST
Wow, this is cool, can you guys do accounting problems too?
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 8:17:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By Jacques:
Wow, this is cool, can you guys do accounting problems too?


Mechanical Engineer, not Hebrew
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 8:18:45 PM EST
Answer: Too fuckin' much, and why aint she makin' me a sammich gawdammit!
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 8:32:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By JWC:

Originally Posted By Dan12:
Tax should be based in the pre-sale price, shouldn't it?

WTF? Only if you're a democrat.


Link Posted: 6/15/2009 8:37:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By out-a-ammo:
The answer would be $188.99, the math would work the same and a store would most likely not price something an even dollar amount.


Any retail store that sellf $189 dresses, probably just puts 189 on the tag. Thats classy apparently. Having cents and even a dollar sign is low brow.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 8:48:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By CookmyLock:
I know how good you guys are at math and figured id throw a few simple ones out there for you.

you know this will get funny when compared to all the other math related threads with 50 different answers.

A dress was advertised for 30% off the original price. Natasha Swanana Nitika purchased the dress for 140.24 , including tax. If the tax rate is 6%, what was the original price of the dress?



This isn't a trick to get me to divide by zero is it?

Would you truly risk the space/time continuum this way?
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