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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    I cannot do maths. I can't work out 10% for example off $100. Yes I know. I'm dumb HAHA!!
    I can help you with percentages- they become really easy if you just remember one thing.

    To find 10% of any number, move the decimal point one spot to the left.

    so, 10% of 100.0= 10.00
    10% of 78.0 = 7.8
    10% of 5618.0= 561.8

    And once you know 10%, you can find 5% (by halving your 10%) and you can find 20% (by doubling), 30% (by doubling and adding 10% on again) 40% (by doubling and doubling again) and 50% should be easy (you just halve the original number) etc.

    Remember to just move the decimal point one spot to the left.

    There endeth todays lesson

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    Or get a percentage app like I have, lol. I get confused on some percentages too.

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    I can do rice. Use double the amount of water to rice ie 2 cups for each cup of rice. Cook until all the water has been absorbed - it will be perfect.
    Yeah but how long does it take for the water to absorb? I always over or under cook

    Make up I can't do

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Nomsie View Post
    I can help you with percentages- they become really easy if you just remember one thing.

    To find 10% of any number, move the decimal point one spot to the left.

    so, 10% of 100.0= 10.00
    10% of 78.0 = 7.8
    10% of 5618.0= 561.8

    And once you know 10%, you can find 5% (by halving your 10%) and you can find 20% (by doubling), 30% (by doubling and adding 10% on again) 40% (by doubling and doubling again) and 50% should be easy (you just halve the original number) etc.

    Remember to just move the decimal point one spot to the left.

    There endeth todays lesson
    What about 8.6%????

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    Pretty much everything adult I suck at.

    All Cooking, All Cleaning, Feeding myself nutritious foods, budgets, saving, hair care and makeup, clothing myself, making and keeping friends. You name it, I suck at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    What about 8.6%????
    Shops never have '8.6% off sales' so it doesn't matter 😜

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    Shops never have '8.6% off sales' so it doesn't matter 😜
    So true!

    I actually remember being in target when I was in primary school and my mum taught me your lesson there Nomsie! I remember it like it was yesterday. They had a 10% off sale and I've never forgotten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    What about 8.6%????
    If I had a dollar for all the time I've had to find 8.6% of a given number...!

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    I forget. Anything and everything. All the time.
    Sometimes I forget to unload the whole dishwasher, or take the clothes out of the dryer, or clean the kitty litter, or take out the rubbish.
    I don't understand superannuation, nor am I yet to try.
    I fail at maths. If I can't use a calculator, I use my fingers. Formulas go over my head, even some of the basic ones like fractions, etc (WTF is Pythagoras theorem?)I hate small talk and am incredibly bad at it.

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    Oh I forgot to mention Geography. I absolutley fail BIG time at Geography, to an embarrassing degree. I know nothing about the world whatsoever, what is where and where is what. Absolutely no clue whatsoever. I have no common knowledge on most subject actually. If I was to play like a trivial pursuit type boardgame I would not be able to answer any questions at all. I'm embarrassingly stupid.

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