# Story line leaves one to wonder what ever happened to basic math?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by richard, Jul 4, 2010.

1. ### richardGuest

http://www.examiner.com/x-34778-Mon...iner~y2010m7d2-Sweden-owes-Brockport-30060670

I've been trying to make some sense out of the reporter's way of trying to
explain a contract between two cities.

<quote>
When you convert the words ?Three Hundred Thousand Six Hundred Six Seventy
Dollars? to a numerical figure, you get \$30,060,670. That?s thirty million
dollars.
</quote>

huh? How do you get million dude? I don't see that word in there any where.
Then, how the hell do you write, numerically, "six hundred six seventy"?

I think the numbers should wind up being 300,670.

richard, Jul 4, 2010

2. ### Bucky BreederGuest

richard <> via
news:1vjnh05txq6xo\$.12as11jphyr8l\$:

> http://www.examiner.com/x-34778-Monroe-County-Elections-2010-Examiner~y20
> 10m7d2-Sweden-owes-Brockport-30060670
>
> I've been trying to make some sense out of the reporter's way of trying
> to explain a contract between two cities.
>
> <quote>
> When you convert the words ?Three Hundred Thousand Six Hundred Six
> Seventy Dollars? to a numerical figure, you get \$30,060,670. That?s
> thirty million dollars.
> </quote>
>
> huh? How do you get million dude? I don't see that word in there any
> where. Then, how the hell do you write, numerically, "six hundred six
> seventy"?
>
> I think the numbers should wind up being 300,670.

Did the reporter say if it was US dollars, Canadian, or Hong Kong?

Might make a difference, what with the price of MAYONNAISE going
up because of the Gulf of Mexico's Horizon Rig Oil Gusher, and all.

HTH.

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3. ### joevanGuest

On Sun, 04 Jul 2010 07:26:25 -0700, Evan Platt
<> wrote:

>On Sun, 4 Jul 2010 09:58:41 -0400, richard <> wrote:
>
>>I've been trying to make some sense

>
>No, you haven't.
>
>>huh? How do you get million dude? I don't see that word in there any where.
>>Then, how the hell do you write, numerically, "six hundred six seventy"?

>
>606.70.
>
>>I think

>
>No, you don't.

You cut right to the chase on this reply. The truth and nothing but
the truth.

joevan, Jul 4, 2010
4. ### Mike EasterGuest

richard wrote:

That is a dumb article about a dumb conflict between two cities.

> I've been trying to make some sense out of the reporter's way of trying to
> explain a contract between two cities.

The reporter does a bad job in several places.

> <quote>
> When you convert the words ?Three Hundred Thousand Six Hundred Six Seventy
> Dollars? to a numerical figure, you get \$30,060,670. That?s thirty million
> dollars.
> </quote>

He is commenting on these words which actually appear in the contract:

<q> Sweden owes Brockport “the sum of Three Hundred Thousand Six Hundred
Six Seventy Dollars (\$307,161).”

The problem is that the contract which wanted to say \$307,161.00, should
have said 'three hundred seven thousand one hundred sixty one dollars'

.... instead of the words which it said which were meaningless, and then
the reporter or blogger or whatever he is should not have interpreted
the meaningless words in such a way just to try to make his blog/article
more 'spectacular'.

There is a lot of very bad reporting/blogging on the internet. Don't
read it or quote it or fret over it.

--
Mike Easter

Mike Easter, Jul 4, 2010
5. ### Beauregard T. ShagnastyGuest

joevan wrote:

> Evan Platt wrote:
>>richard wrote:
>>> I've been trying to make some sense

>>
>> No, you haven't.
>>
>>> huh? How do you get million dude? I don't see that word in there any
>>> where. Then, how the hell do you write, numerically, "six hundred
>>> six seventy"?

>>
>> 606.70.
>>
>>> I think

>>
>> No, you don't.

>
> You cut right to the chase on this reply. The truth and nothing but
> the truth.

Perhaps RtS has been practicing his math, figuring distances to
horizons. <g>

But seriously, those towns/villages have been fighting for years over
services. They're in my neck-of-the-woods. It simply seems that a slew
of town clerks don't know how to write out the English words for
numerals.

Just last month, the Village of Brockport decided to remain a village by
a narrow margin of votes, else it would have been absorbed into the Town
of Sweden (and all those service contracts would have become moot).

<http://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/news/articles/2010/06/Voters-opt-not-to-dissolve-Brockport/>

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Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Jul 4, 2010

richard wrote:
> http://www.examiner.com/x-34778-Mon...iner~y2010m7d2-Sweden-owes-Brockport-30060670
>
> I've been trying to make some sense out of the reporter's way of
> trying to explain a contract between two cities.
>
> <quote>
> When you convert the words ?Three Hundred Thousand Six Hundred Six
> Seventy Dollars? to a numerical figure, you get \$30,060,670. That?s
> thirty million dollars.
> </quote>
>
> huh? How do you get million dude? I don't see that word in there any
> where. Then, how the hell do you write, numerically, "six hundred six
> seventy"?

The written part is gibberish.

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7. ### chuckcarGuest

Bucky Breeder <Breeder_Bucky.Breeder@That's.my.name_Don't.wear.it.out>
wrote in news:Xns9DAB5E282C6C6BuckyGram@207.246.207.166:

> richard <> via
> news:1vjnh05txq6xo\$.12as11jphyr8l\$:
>
>> http://www.examiner.com/x-34778-Monroe-County-Elections-2010-Examiner~
>> y20 10m7d2-Sweden-owes-Brockport-30060670
>>
>> I've been trying to make some sense out of the reporter's way of
>> trying to explain a contract between two cities.
>>
>> <quote>
>> When you convert the words ?Three Hundred Thousand Six Hundred Six
>> Seventy Dollars? to a numerical figure, you get \$30,060,670. That?s
>> thirty million dollars.
>> </quote>
>>
>> huh? How do you get million dude? I don't see that word in there any
>> where. Then, how the hell do you write, numerically, "six hundred six
>> seventy"?
>>
>> I think the numbers should wind up being 300,670.

>
>
> Did the reporter say if it was US dollars, Canadian, or Hong Kong?

Not Canadian. It's at .96 of a US\$ right now. There's also Australian. Hong
Kong - no longer being a British Colony would be the Yuan I would think.

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chuckcar, Jul 4, 2010
8. ### Bucky BreederGuest

chuckcar <> via news:Xns9DABB1D076608chuck@127.0.0.1:

> Bucky Breeder <Breeder_Bucky.Breeder@That's.my.name_Don't.wear.it.out>
> wrote in news:Xns9DAB5E282C6C6BuckyGram@207.246.207.166:
>
>> richard <> via
>> news:1vjnh05txq6xo\$.12as11jphyr8l\$:
>>
>>> http://www.examiner.com/x-34778-Monroe-County-Elections-2010-Examiner~
>>> y20 10m7d2-Sweden-owes-Brockport-30060670
>>>
>>> I've been trying to make some sense out of the reporter's way of
>>> trying to explain a contract between two cities.
>>>
>>> <quote>
>>> When you convert the words ?Three Hundred Thousand Six Hundred Six
>>> Seventy Dollars? to a numerical figure, you get \$30,060,670. That?s
>>> thirty million dollars.
>>> </quote>
>>>
>>> huh? How do you get million dude? I don't see that word in there any
>>> where. Then, how the hell do you write, numerically, "six hundred six
>>> seventy"?
>>>
>>> I think the numbers should wind up being 300,670.

>>
>>
>> Did the reporter say if it was US dollars, Canadian, or Hong Kong?

>
> Not Canadian. It's at .96 of a US\$ right now. There's also Australian.
> Hong Kong - no longer being a British Colony would be the Yuan I would
> think.

Well, in that case... "the numbers should wind up being" twenty dollar.

HTH.

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I am NOT Luu Tran's baby-daddy!

Repent! The end is near.... So, smoke 'em if you got 'em.

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9. ### AardvarkGuest

Re: Story line leaves one to wonder what ever happened to basicmath?

On Mon, 05 Jul 2010 00:05:16 +0000, Bucky Breeder wrote:

> chuckcar <> via news:Xns9DABB1D076608chuck@127.0.0.1:
>
>> Bucky Breeder <Breeder_Bucky.Breeder@That's.my.name_Don't.wear.it.out>
>> wrote in news:Xns9DAB5E282C6C6BuckyGram@207.246.207.166:
>>
>>> richard <> via
>>> news:1vjnh05txq6xo\$.12as11jphyr8l\$:
>>>
>>>> http://www.examiner.com/x-34778-Monroe-County-Elections-2010-

Examiner~
>>>> y20 10m7d2-Sweden-owes-Brockport-30060670
>>>>
>>>> I've been trying to make some sense out of the reporter's way of
>>>> trying to explain a contract between two cities.
>>>>
>>>> <quote>
>>>> When you convert the words ?Three Hundred Thousand Six Hundred Six
>>>> Seventy Dollars? to a numerical figure, you get \$30,060,670. That?s
>>>> thirty million dollars.
>>>> </quote>
>>>>
>>>> huh? How do you get million dude? I don't see that word in there any
>>>> where. Then, how the hell do you write, numerically, "six hundred six
>>>> seventy"?
>>>>
>>>> I think the numbers should wind up being 300,670.
>>>
>>>
>>> Did the reporter say if it was US dollars, Canadian, or Hong Kong?

>>
>> Not Canadian. It's at .96 of a US\$ right now. There's also Australian.
>> Hong Kong - no longer being a British Colony would be the Yuan I would
>> think.

>
> Well, in that case... "the numbers should wind up being" twenty dollar.
>

Twenny dorrah. I rub u rong time, Johnny.

> HTH.

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Aardvark, Jul 5, 2010