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Nov 26, 2020 - 12:52:44 PM
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Owen

Canada

7491 posts since 6/5/2011

...at least for a few seconds.   I haven't tried to verify it.   

Image may contain: text that says 'In the 1980s, A&W tried to compete with the Mcdonald's Quarter Pounder by selling a 1/3 pound burger at a lower cost. The product failed, because most customers thought the 1/4 pound was bigger. This is why I don't argue online.'

It reminds me of RR back in the 80s:  "...1/3 of the increase will be due to              ;   1/3 will be due to  _______, and the remaining 1/2 will come from _______ ." 

Nov 26, 2020 - 2:21:42 PM
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Paul R

Canada

13671 posts since 1/28/2010

I was able to confuse my students (not always difficult) when they'd say I was old. I'd tell them that they were getting old faster than I was. Then I'd give an example.

If you are five years old and I'm twenty, I'm four times as old as you. Ten years later, when you're fifteen and I'm thirty, I'm only twice as old. Lots of puzzled looks on those kids' faces.

I was ten times older than our daughter when she was four. Now, I'm less than twice her age.

Nov 26, 2020 - 3:45:57 PM
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Brian T

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The repair guy says that a 1/4 horse motor is better to drive the garage door than a 1/2 horse motor. Everybody knows that 4 is bigger than 2. The bozo index grows exponentially.

Nov 26, 2020 - 4:07:31 PM
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2652 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by Brian T

The repair guy says that a 1/4 horse motor is better to drive the garage door than a 1/2 horse motor. Everybody knows that 4 is bigger than 2. The bozo index grows exponentially.


He was nearly right, everyone knows a 2/4 horse motor is far better than a 1/2 horse because  4 is twice as better than 2.... I think.  And also, for the sake of putting food on his family's table, please suggest to your repair guy that he stops recommending more efficient garage door motors to people.

Nov 26, 2020 - 4:11:56 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

54856 posts since 10/5/2013

I’m 71 and am in my 9th decade.
(born in 1949)

Nov 26, 2020 - 4:27:32 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

54856 posts since 10/5/2013

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Nov 26, 2020 - 4:59:32 PM
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Owen

Canada

7491 posts since 6/5/2011

Chuck, re. those pies,  I dunno; I figure "it depends":   

 Cow Pie Images, Stock Photos & Vectors | Shutterstock

I think you should be contacting somebody other than BHO.... after all Mr. Hockey only played pro in 6 decades.   cheeky

Edited by - Owen on 11/26/2020 17:14:46

Nov 26, 2020 - 5:48:14 PM
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Brian T

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It's the ratio of surface area to volume.

One sugar cube of volume shows 6 units of surface area. 6/1.
Make a pile of 8 sugar cubes. 4 on the bottom and 4 on top.
That's 8 units of volume but only 24 units of surface area. 3/1.

For it's volume, a little house has more surface area for heat loss than a bigger house.
Children are more vulnerable to hypothermia than adults.

Nov 26, 2020 - 6:09:34 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

14632 posts since 9/27/2007

quote:
Originally posted by chuckv97

I’m 71 and am in my 9th decade.
(born in 1949)


Wow! what's that turmeric tonic you're takin'?  You should be recording everything.

From what I've heard of your playing you can tell you were born with it.

I was born in 1959. That gives me 10 more years to get Cripple Creek down! laugh

Nov 26, 2020 - 6:41:20 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

54856 posts since 10/5/2013

Not born with anything ‘cept a loud mouth and a growling belly.

After 50 years you’d think I’d better have learned a tune or two.

Nov 26, 2020 - 7:51:11 PM
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mander

USA

4487 posts since 10/7/2007

My dad gave me one dollar bill
'Cause I'm his smartest son,
And I swapped it for two shiny quarters
'Cause two is more then one!
And then I took the quarters
And traded them to Lou
For three dimes-- I guess he didn't know
That three is more than two!
Just then, along came old blind Bates
And just 'cause he can't see
He gave me four nickels for my three dimes,
And four is more than three!
And I took the nickels to Hiram Coombs
Down at the seed-feed store,
And the fool gave me five pennies for them,
And five is more than four!
And I went and showed my dad,
And he got red in the cheeks
And closed his eyes and shook his head--
Too proud of me to speak!

Shel Silverstein

Nov 26, 2020 - 8:25:39 PM

56504 posts since 12/14/2005

Lovely bit of verse.

Sheldon Silverstein doesn't SOUND like an Irish name, but, because the Irish Rovers had a HUGE success with Shel's "The UNICORN", it's played on the radio every St. Patrick's day, and MILLIONS of people think it's an IRISH song!
He also wrote "A Boy Named Sue" for Johnny Cash.
AND drew cartoons for Hugh Hefner's PLAYBOY magazine.
And wrote a couple of very successful children's books.

Nov 27, 2020 - 12:53:10 AM

phb

Germany

2362 posts since 11/8/2010

quote:
Originally posted by chuckv97

I’m 71 and am in my 9th decade.
(born in 1949)


No, you are not (yet). The second decade of this third millenium will not end until Dec 31st, 2020.

Nov 27, 2020 - 12:54:26 AM

phb

Germany

2362 posts since 11/8/2010

What's the percentage of people who will get the answer to "what's 30 divided by a half" right?

Edited by - phb on 11/27/2020 00:54:44

Nov 27, 2020 - 3:56:32 AM

Paul R

Canada

13671 posts since 1/28/2010

quote:
Originally posted by phb
quote:
Originally posted by chuckv97

I’m 71 and am in my 9th decade.
(born in 1949)


No, you are not (yet). The second decade of this third millenium will not end until Dec 31st, 2020.


Nope. The second decade began on 1 January, 2020.

The first year of your life outside the womb is year O. You turn one a year later. Count the years as such: 0-1, 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, 4-5, 5-6, 6-7, 7-8, 8-9, 9-10.

Nov 27, 2020 - 3:58:55 AM

Paul R

Canada

13671 posts since 1/28/2010

quote:
Originally posted by phb

What's the percentage of people who will get the answer to "what's 30 divided by a half" right?


30/0.5 = 60

Thirty divided into halves is something else.

Nov 27, 2020 - 4:19:57 AM

phb

Germany

2362 posts since 11/8/2010

quote:
Originally posted by Paul R
quote:
Originally posted by phb
quote:
Originally posted by chuckv97

I’m 71 and am in my 9th decade.
(born in 1949)


No, you are not (yet). The second decade of this third millenium will not end until Dec 31st, 2020.


Nope. The second decade began on 1 January, 2020.

No. There was no year 0. The first year AD ended on Dec. 31, 1, the second year ended on Dec. 31, 2, and the tenth year -- the first decade -- ended on Dec. 31, 10.

Same applies if you add 2010 years or 201 decades.

(btw, ignoring that you wrote "second decade" and not "third")

 

The first year of your life outside the womb is year O. You turn one a year later. Count the years as such: 0-1, 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, 4-5, 5-6, 6-7, 7-8, 8-9, 9-10.


But with 71 years he hardly is in his 9th decade even if we apply the term "decade" not to calendar decades but to life decades.

Edited by - phb on 11/27/2020 04:22:28

Nov 27, 2020 - 4:20:59 AM

phb

Germany

2362 posts since 11/8/2010

quote:
Originally posted by Paul R
quote:
Originally posted by phb

What's the percentage of people who will get the answer to "what's 30 divided by a half" right?


30/0.5 = 60

Thirty divided into halves is something else.


Yes. The sad thing is that probably about 90% of the people will answer 15.

Nov 27, 2020 - 4:54:13 AM

6187 posts since 9/5/2006

quote:
Originally posted by phb
quote:
Originally posted by Paul R
quote:
Originally posted by phb

What's the percentage of people who will get the answer to "what's 30 divided by a half" right?


30/0.5 = 60

Thirty divided into halves is something else.


Yes. The sad thing is that probably about 90% of the people will answer 15.

 


the letter A is so powerful

Nov 27, 2020 - 7:02:05 AM
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If I wasn't afraid of exposing how much math I have forgotten, I would have posted a comment.

Nov 27, 2020 - 7:02:20 AM

Owen

Canada

7491 posts since 6/5/2011

quote:
Originally posted by 1935tb-11
<snip> the letter A is so powerful

In the context ^^^ is there a diff between  "30 divided by half" or "30 divided by a half"?   My grade school math says "no," ..........but "divided by 2 halves" is another matter.

As for the dilemma (?) re. Chuck,  the way I see it, the decade of the 1940s [i.e. Jan. 1,1940 - Jan 31, 1949 was the first decade.... not his first decade]  ---->  Jan. 1,2010- Jan 31,2019 was the eighth decade  ----> the 9th. decade started Jan. 1, 2020.     The?? / his?? / the?? / his??......

 Anyhow, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!! ............ for now.

Nov 27, 2020 - 8:39:17 AM
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banjo bill-e

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----"No, you are not (yet). The second decade of this third millenium will not end until Dec 31st, 2020.--"

Oh I see, you were one of those party poopers trying to explain calendars while we were trying to have an Y2K party.

Nov 27, 2020 - 9:04:21 AM
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RB3

USA

889 posts since 4/12/2004

If 1 1/2 chickens can lay 1 1/2 eggs in 1 1/2 days, how many eggs can 6 chickens lay in 7 days?

Hint: eggs per chicken-day

Nov 27, 2020 - 9:21:47 AM

phb

Germany

2362 posts since 11/8/2010

quote:
Originally posted by banjo bill-e

----"No, you are not (yet). The second decade of this third millenium will not end until Dec 31st, 2020.--"

Oh I see, you were one of those party poopers trying to explain calendars while we were trying to have an Y2K party.


No, actually they annoyed me so much that I never forgot the lesson they were giving me... :)

Nov 27, 2020 - 9:22:57 AM

Banjo Lefty

Canada

2098 posts since 6/19/2014

quote:
Originally posted by Owen
quote:
Originally posted by 1935tb-11
the letter A is so powerful

In the context ^^^ is there a diff between  "30 divided by half" or "30 divided by a half"?   My grade school math says "no," ..........but "divided by 2 halves" is another matter.

As for the dilemma (?) re. Chuck,  the way I see it, the decade of the 1940s [i.e. Jan. 1,1940 - Jan 31, 1949 was the first decade.... not his first decade]  ---->  Jan. 1,2010- Jan 31,2019 was the eighth decade  ----> the 9th. decade started Jan. 1, 2020.     The?? / his?? / the?? / his??......

 Anyhow, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!! ............ for now.

 


No, the decade of the forties began on Jan 1, 1941, and ended on December 31, 1950.  We number centuries that way, too.  The sixteenth century began on Jan 1, 1501, and ended on December 31, 1600.  Count your fingers.  You don't start with zero, you start with one and end with ten, not nine.  If you then count to twenty, you start with eleven and end with twenty, and so on.  In counting millenia, it's the same thing.  There was no year zero.  The calendar begins on Jan 1, year one, and the first millenium ended on december 31, 1000.  The second millenium began on Jan. 1, 1001 and ended on December 31, 2000.  This third millenium began on Jan. 1, 2001.

Nov 27, 2020 - 9:35:18 AM
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Owen

Canada

7491 posts since 6/5/2011

quote:
Originally posted by Banjo Lefty
<snip> No, the decade of the forties began on Jan 1, 1941, and ended on December 31, 1950.  <snip>
...so, my brother who was born November 7th., 1940 was born in the thirties?   I think I've got it now, thanks.  
The ^^ posts re. pies  came to mind when my wife served this delicacy with our a.m. tea break.... the pen is just so we can distinguish it from the 12" and 18" ones.  
 
 

 

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