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Jimmy Wilkinson Knife
2018-05-15 21:01:21 UTC
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" - Allegedly most people say 44.5. Why? I said 49.5. I halve 100 then take another half off. Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9. Either way, how can people make this mistake?
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Peeler
2018-05-15 21:21:29 UTC
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On Tue, 15 May 2018 22:01:21 +0100, Birdbrain Macaw (now "James Wilkinson"),
the pathological attention whore of all the uk ngs, blathered again:

<FLUSH the abnormal pathological attention whore's latest idiotic
attention-baiting BULLSHIT unread again!
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damduck-***@yahoo.co.uk about Birdbrain Macaw's (now "James Wilkinson" LOL)
trolling:
"He is a well known attention seeking troll and every reply you
make feeds him.
Starts many threads most of which die quick as on the UK groups anyone
with sense Kill filed him ages ago which is why he now cross posts to
the US groups for a new audience.
This thread was unusual in that it derived and continued without him
to a large extent and his silly questioning is an attempt to get
noticed again."
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ItsJoanNotJoann addressing Birdbrain Macaw's (now "James Wilkinson" LOL):
"You're an annoying troll and I'm done with you and your
stupidity."
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AndyW addressing Birdbrain:
"Troll or idiot?...
You have been presented with a viewpoint with information, reasoning,
historical cases, citations and references to back it up and wilfully
ignore all going back to your idea which has no supporting information."
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Phil Lee adressing Birdbrain Macaw:
"You are too stupid to be wasting oxygen."
MID: <***@4ax.com>
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Phil Lee describing Birdbrain Macaw:
"I've never seen such misplaced pride in being a fucking moronic motorist."
MID: <***@4ax.com>
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Tony944 addressing Birdbrain Macaw:
"I seen and heard many people but you are on top of list being first class
ass hole jerk. ...You fit under unconditional Idiot and should be put in
mental institution.
MID: <VLCdnYC5HK1Z4S3FnZ2dnUU7-***@giganews.com>
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Pelican to Birdbrain Macaw:
"Ok. I'm persuaded . You are an idiot."
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DerbyDad03 addressing Birdbrain Macaw (now "James Wilkinson" LOL):
"Frigging Idiot. Get the hell out of my thread."
MID: <4d907253-b3b9-40d4-be4d-***@googlegroups.com>
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Kerr Mudd-John about Birdbrain Macaw (now "James Wilkinson" LOL):
"It's like arguing with a demented frog."
MID: <***@dell3100.workgroup>
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Mr Pounder Esquire about Birdbrain Macaw (now "James Wilkinson" LOL):
"the piss poor delivery boy with no hot running water, 11 cats and
several parrots living in his hovel."
MID: <odqtgc$iug$***@dont-email.me>
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Rob Morley about Birdbrain:
"He's a perennial idiot"
MID: <***@Mars>
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JoeyDee to Birdbrain
"I apologize for thinking you were a jerk. You're just someone with an IQ
lower than your age, and I accept that as a reason for your comments."
MID: <***@news.eternal-september.org>
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Sam Plusnet about Birdbrain (now "James Wilkinson Sword" LOL):
"He's just desperate to be noticed. Any attention will do, no matter how
negative it may be."
MID: <***@brightview.co.uk>
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***@gmail.com asking Birdbrain:
"What, were you dropped on your head as a child?"
MID: <58ddfad5-d9a5-4031-b91f-***@googlegroups.com>
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Christie addressing endlessly driveling Birdbrain Macaw (now "James
Wilkinson" LOL):
"What are you resurrecting that old post of mine for? It's from last
month some time. You're like a dog who's just dug up an old bone they
hid in the garden until they were ready to have another go at it."
MID: <***@news.eternal-september.org>
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Mr Pounder's fitting description of Birdbrain Macaw:
"You are a well known fool, a tosser, a pillock, a stupid unemployable
sponging failure who will always live alone and will die alone. You will not
be missed."
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Richard to pathetic wanker Hucker:
"You haven't bred?
Only useful thing you've done in your pathetic existence."
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***@snyder.on.ca about Birdbrain (now "James Wilkinson" LOL):
""not the sharpest knife in the drawer"'s parents sure made a serious
mistake having him born alive -- A total waste of oxygen, food, space,
and bandwidth."
MID: <***@4ax.com>
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Mr Pounder exposing sociopathic Birdbrain:
"You will always be a lonely sociopath living in a shithole with no hot
running water with loads of stinking cats and a few parrots."
MID: <os5m1i$8m1$***@dont-email.me>
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francis about Birdbrain (now "James Wilkinson" LOL):
"He seems to have a reputation as someone of limited intelligence"
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Peter Moylan about Birdbrain (now "James Wilkinson" LOL):
"If people like JWS didn't exist, we would have to find some other way to
explain the concept of "invincible ignorance"."
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Tim Streater
2018-05-15 21:49:24 UTC
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Post by Jimmy Wilkinson Knife
I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" - Allegedly
most people say 44.5. Why? I said 49.5. I halve 100 then take another half
off. Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9. Either way, how can people
make this mistake?
Because they can't do sums (it's not maths, it's arithmetic).
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Peeler
2018-05-15 22:01:17 UTC
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On Tue, 15 May 2018 22:49:24 +0100, Tim Streater, another obviously mentally
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Because they can't do sums (it's not maths, it's arithmetic).
...and mentally challenged, troll-feeding idiot no.1 appeared!
Jimmy Wilkinson Knife
2018-05-16 00:59:28 UTC
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Post by Tim Streater
I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" - Al=
legedly
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most people say 44.5. Why? I said 49.5. I halve 100 then take anot=
her half
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off. Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9. Either way, how can =
people
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make this mistake?
Because they can't do sums
How do these people get by? I wonder if they all get short changed? On=
ly the other week Aldi tried to give me =A310 less change than I should =
have got - although he did seem a bit confused, he was new there.
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(it's not maths, it's arithmetic).
I'm not pedantic, I call them all maths.

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2018-05-16 03:07:23 UTC
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Post by Peeler
On Tue, 15 May 2018 22:49:24 +0100, Tim Streater
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Post by Jimmy Wilkinson Knife
I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" - Allegedly
most people say 44.5. Why? I said 49.5. I halve 100 then take another half
off. Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9. Either way, how can people
make this mistake?
Because they can't do sums
How do these people get by?
They don't need to do mental arithmetic often enough to matter.
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I wonder if they all get short changed?
Unlikely when most flash their card and so there is no change.
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Only the other week Aldi tried to give me £10 less change than I should
have got
More fool you for not using your card or phone.
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- although he did seem a bit confused, he was new there.
Dave Plowman (News)
2018-05-16 09:32:46 UTC
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Post by Jimmy Wilkinson Knife
How do these people get by? I wonder if they all get short changed?
Only the other week Aldi tried to give me £10 less change than I should
have got - although he did seem a bit confused, he was new there.
Another reason to use the self service checkout if paying cash. Or pay by
card.

Very interesting that these 'genuine' mistakes at the checkout are almost
always in favour of the store.
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Peeler
2018-05-16 10:04:07 UTC
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On Wed, 16 May 2018 10:32:46 +0100, Dave Blowman (News), the notorious
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Another reason to use the self service checkout if paying cash. Or pay by
card.
Very interesting that these 'genuine' mistakes at the checkout are almost
always in favour of the store.
You senile oaf just don't get how this wanker works. Or you refuse to get
it. Most likely the entire story was made up by him again or at least wildly
exaggerated for attention purposes. It it happened at all, the £10 was most
likely some minor sum, but £10 is better for baiting you senile idiots!
dennis@home
2018-05-16 12:00:32 UTC
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Post by Dave Plowman (News)
Post by Jimmy Wilkinson Knife
How do these people get by? I wonder if they all get short changed?
Only the other week Aldi tried to give me £10 less change than I should
have got - although he did seem a bit confused, he was new there.
Another reason to use the self service checkout if paying cash. Or pay by
card.
Very interesting that these 'genuine' mistakes at the checkout are almost
always in favour of the store.
They probably aren't but how many when given £10 too much are going to
make a fuss about it?
Jimmy Wilkinson Knife
2018-05-16 16:40:01 UTC
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Post by Jimmy Wilkinson Knife
How do these people get by? I wonder if they all get short changed?
Only the other week Aldi tried to give me =A310 less change than I sh=
ould
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have got - although he did seem a bit confused, he was new there.
Another reason to use the self service checkout if paying cash. Or pay=
by
card.
I just check my change, but I use self service anyway as it's faster, bu=
t not all supermarkets have those. My Asda does, but Morrisons only hav=
e them for people with mini baskets, and Aldi and Lidl don't have them a=
t all.
Very interesting that these 'genuine' mistakes at the checkout are alm=
ost
always in favour of the store.
Or more likely the checkout worker. It seems to be a standard thing, no=
t noticing you've given them a =A320. Some people actually say 20 out l=
oud when they hand one over.

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Ed Pawlowski
2018-05-15 22:42:32 UTC
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Post by Jimmy Wilkinson Knife
I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5.  Why?  I said 49.5.  I halve 100 then
take another half off.  Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.
Either way, how can people make this mistake?
Many people are dumb. I took half a hundred and took off another half.
Peeler
2018-05-15 23:08:15 UTC
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On Tue, 15 May 2018 18:42:32 -0400, Ed Pawlowski, the notorious,
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Many people are dumb. I took half a hundred and took off another half.
Always hilarious when TWO proven idiots consider everyone else to be dumb!
LOL
Jimmy Wilkinson Knife
2018-05-16 00:58:17 UTC
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Post by Jimmy Wilkinson Knife
I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5. Why? I said 49.5. I halve 100 then
take another half off. Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.
Either way, how can people make this mistake?
Many people are dumb. I took half a hundred and took off another half.
Exactly what I did. I was surprised when John Richardson (the OCD and clever comedian) got it wrong, but then maybe that was staged.
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Max Demian
2018-05-16 09:46:00 UTC
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Post by Jimmy Wilkinson Knife
I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5.  Why?  I said 49.5.  I halve 100 then
take another half off.  Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.
Either way, how can people make this mistake?
Half of 66 is 33; half of 88 is 44; half of 99 is...
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Peeler
2018-05-16 10:05:27 UTC
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On Wed, 16 May 2018 10:46:00 +0100, Max Demian, another mentally deficient,
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Either way, how can people make this mistake?
Half of 66 is 33; half of 88 is 44; half of 99 is...
So, you troll-feeding idiot? Gee...
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2018-05-16 10:05:27 UTC
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Post by Jimmy Wilkinson Knife
I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5. Why? I said 49.5. I halve 100 then
take another half off. Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.
Either way, how can people make this mistake?
Half of 66 is 33; half of 88 is 44; half of 99 is...
For those who don't understand the difference between odd and even numbers
that they should have been taught in year one of arithmetic.
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Chris Green
2018-05-16 10:19:19 UTC
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Post by Jimmy Wilkinson Knife
I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5.  Why?  I said 49.5.  I halve 100 then
take another half off.  Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.
Either way, how can people make this mistake?
Half of 66 is 33; half of 88 is 44; half of 99 is...
Four-and-half-ty, four and a half
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Jimmy Wilkinson Knife
2018-05-16 16:43:46 UTC
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5. Why? I said 49.5. I halve 100 then
take another half off. Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.
Either way, how can people make this mistake?
Half of 66 is 33; half of 88 is 44; half of 99 is...
Four-and-half-ty, four and a half
Exactly, which when added together make 49 and a half. I still can't think of how to make ther glaring error above.
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Jimmy Wilkinson Knife
2018-05-16 16:44:59 UTC
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I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5. Why? I said 49.5. I halve 100 then
take another half off. Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.
Either way, how can people make this mistake?
Half of 66 is 33; half of 88 is 44; half of 99 is...
Four-and-half-ty, four and a half
I actually add up like that sometimes. I'll come to an answer of twelvety three. It's interesting that some people immediately know what number that is and some don't.
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2018-05-16 18:13:36 UTC
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Post by Jimmy Wilkinson Knife
I heard this on a gameshow: "Answer quickly, what's half of 99?" -
Allegedly most people say 44.5.  Why?  I said 49.5.  I halve 100 then
take another half off.  Or you could halve 90 then add half of 9.
Either way, how can people make this mistake?
That (halve 100 then take another half off) is what I would do. 44.5
doesn't make sense.
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