No they don't. The .03 and .02 are not a percentage of different whole
portion or denominator. You can change a percentage to a decimal. You
can divide, add or multiply a decimal by a decimal but you cannot divide
a percentage into a percentage.
DECIMAL ........ A linear array of digits that represents a real number,
every decimal place indicating a multiple of a negative power of 10. For
example, the decimal 0.1 = 1/10, 0.12 = 12/100, 0.003 = 3/1000. Also
called decimal fraction.
PERCENTAGE ...... A fraction or ratio with 100 understood as the
denominator; for example, 0.98 equals a percentage of 98.
So when you change the 3% and 2% to a fraction/decimal with both from
the same denominator you have created two new whole/denominators.
Gary is full of shit.................
Damn Tbone ............... just because I don't visit here very much
lately doesn't mean you have to take my place in getting shade tree to
cry and throw his tantrums for everyone. Poor little fellow must have
lost his pacifier again.........
No shit Tom, like I said a million times, it's 1.5. I understand what he is
saying and was trying to prove a point, one that I believe I clearly did.
When he thinks he is right, regardless of what I say, he fights on and here
he is doing exactly that. As Harry Potter would say, Mischief Managed.
If at first you don't succeed, you're not cut out for skydiving
Yup, expressed as a percentage thats 150%
3% / 2% = 150%
50% more than the original amount.
If the original amount was 2% of the whole, and we now let 3% of the whole,
its 50% MORE.
The only thing fuzzy here is T-bones ability to look at whats being
measured. We aren't measuring the amount of dirt that DID NOT get through,
we are measuring what DID get through.
But he still won't get it, because he's busy looking at the surface of the
filter, not the crap inside the throttle body.
Give a man a match, and he is warm for a short while. Light him on fire, and
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