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    What about when a chocolate bar sais 50% free doesn't that mean there's the original 100% plus 50%?

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    So I can have more than 100%? Or does the 150% become 100 again because it's the whole thing?

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    I think "percent" means out of a hundred, but in the stock market you can get things like 500%

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    Well it's all about relativity really. The 150% is just to point out how much more there is when you comapre it to the first amount of chocolate. And yes, the 150% becomes 100% in absolute figures.

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    Originally posted by Arcadia@17 February 2004 - 15:13
    I think "percent" means out of a hundred, but in the stock market you can get things like 500%
    also in inflation... it can get to hights of like 2500% (which means whatever you bought with 1 dollar will now cost 2500 dollars )


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    Percent definition

    Usage Note: Statistically speaking, a quantity can be increased by any percentage but cannot be decreased by more than 100 percent. Once pollution has been reduced by 100 percent, for example, it ceases to exist. In defiance of this logic, however, advertisers sometimes refer to a 150 percent decrease in lost luggage or a new dental rinse that reduces plaque on teeth by over 300 percent. Presumably what is implied by the latter is that the new rinse is three times as effective as some other rinse, but such constructions are still subject to criticism as illogical

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    What about if somones 2 times as old as you does that make them 200% your age?

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    Originally posted by Skweeky@17 February 2004 - 12:14
    Well it's all about relativity really. The 150% is just to point out how much more there is when you comapre it to the first amount of chocolate. And yes, the 150% becomes 100% in absolute figures.
    So it's all about the speed of light?

    I didn't even know Einstein made chocolate bars.
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    So whats a percentile??
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