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Attitude Is Everything August 31, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Joke, Word Play.
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Ever wonder about those people who claim they are giving more than 100%?

Or supervisors who ask everybody on the team to give 110%?

I’m guessing they didn’t major in math.

From a strictly mathematical perspective, we know that it’s impossible to give more than 100%. 

Or is it?

If the letters of the alphabet:

A B C D E F G H I J   K   L   M  N  O  P  Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z

Are represented numerically by:

1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

Then:  

H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K  => 8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 => 98%

K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E => 11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 => 96%

A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E  => 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%

Based on this formula, we can conclude (to a high degree of  mathematical uncertainty) that: 

Attitude is everything!

Stay tuned. 

More Fun with Numbers coming soon!

Inspiration: e-mail from unknown author

Related posts: Certainty and Symmetry * SPOOKY: Last post = DCLXVI (666)

Comments»

1. Barbara Gunn - August 31, 2010

Very clever Nancy! Math isn’t my thing and I could never understand how you could have more than 100% of anything. Now I know it’s all in the attitude!!

nrhatch - August 31, 2010

So true! : D

2. Greg Camp - August 31, 2010

Well, exceeding one hundred percent is possible, but improper. (How’s that for a fraction joke?)

I like what Thomas Edison said on similar lines: Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.

nrhatch - August 31, 2010

Good quote. That fraction joke is improper, though. ; )

3. cindy - September 1, 2010

I’d better do some Maths today 🙂

nrhatch - September 1, 2010

You might enjoy the one posting this afternoon at 4.

4. jelillie - September 1, 2010

very cool!

nrhatch - September 1, 2010

This post is a great reminder to choose your words wisely!

S~T~U~B~B~O~R~N = 19+2o+21+2+2+15+18+14 = 111

5. alelell - September 1, 2010

That is an INSPIRING (115%) way to think about it. (I was going to say amazing but that was only 66%).

nrhatch - September 1, 2010

Ha, good one!

Even with a “Z” tossed into the mix
For a whopping twenty six!


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