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by KernowDragon
Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:48 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Most Probably An Embarassingly Easy Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2827

Re: Most Probably An Embarassingly Easy Problem

We can definitely set up an equation that relates sales, spending, and profit. Your 40.65% appears to actually be the percentage of revenue you spent, rather than the percentage which is profit, although these figures are complementary (so with 40.65% spent, you should have 59.35% profit). That equ...
by KernowDragon
Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Most Probably An Embarassingly Easy Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2827

Re: Most Probably An Embarassingly Easy Problem

Thanks a lot for that. Glad it wasn't a simple one. :p Edit: That was in reply to Sagekilla. Meteroic: That seems more inline with what I was expecting as the answer. But as you noted, doesn't seem to work for some reason. Adding 2,840.88 to the revenue gives me 35.37% You're correct in the assumpti...
by KernowDragon
Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:56 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Most Probably An Embarassingly Easy Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2827

Most Probably An Embarassingly Easy Problem

I can do adding up and taking away, but when it comes to "proper maths", I'll freely admit to being useless. So of course, I was the perfect choice to be put in charge of financial reports. ¬_¬ My problem is, I need a formula to accurately calculate how much more money we need to make, tha...
by KernowDragon
Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Parlons Français ! [French practice]
Replies: 616
Views: 226862

Re: Parlons Français ! [French practice]

Quelqu'un* pourrait-il, s'il vous plaît, expliquer la différence entre les mots "boutique" et "magasin"?

(*my God, I hate that word. It looks like Klingon!)
by KernowDragon
Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:38 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: astrology/astronomy and similar pairs
Replies: 19
Views: 4610

Re: astrology/astronomy and similar pairs

How about Deprecation/Depreciation?
by KernowDragon
Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: astrology/astronomy and similar pairs
Replies: 19
Views: 4610

Re: astrology/astronomy and similar pairs

'Chef' and 'Chief' are essentially the same word. Chef is the French word for Chief. In English, 'chef' is taken to mean 'person who cooks food professionally' because of the massive influence French cuisine has had on cuisine globally. When you say "chef" to mean a cook, it's shortened fr...
by KernowDragon
Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1994
Views: 493997

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Not a word by itself, but this morning on the way to work I decided I hate all words with 'ough' in them. Because they're all pronounced differently it seems. The thing that led me to this conclusion was a company called "Hough & Sons". Now, there's a fairly famous figure in the world ...
by KernowDragon
Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "Since then, and up to date"
Replies: 12
Views: 5295

Re: "Since then, and up to date"

or "The first X was discovered in 1970; through [date], about twenty X have been discovered." "Through" is only used in American English - it sounds weird to British ears. Yeah. To a Brit, "through" indicates that you're going through something, it has no connotations ...
by KernowDragon
Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1994
Views: 493997

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Sometimes I'm guilty of saying "mirruh" or "erruh", but "meer" and "err'r" grate on me. Mind you, so does the way Americans say 'data' and 'status'. And they way most American accents don't recognise the letter 't' at all and insist it's actually a 'd'. :p
by KernowDragon
Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1994
Views: 493997

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

Stephen Fry's PODGRAMS series 2 episode 3, Language It made me think of this thread. Especially since you just said "action" used as a verb. In what context can you use "action" as a verb? It annoys me intensely, and once again (as most things that annoy me intensely) it mostly ...

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