A man wants to calculate the percentage of wins to losses of his favourite basketball team. To do this he adds the number of wins to the number of losses, then multiplies that by one hundered to get the percent total, which he labels x. Is it possibly to classify the percentage of wins as y?

Originally posted by prosoccer A man wants to calculate the percentage of wins to losses of his favourite basketball team. To do this he adds the number of wins to the number of losses, then multiplies that by one hundered to get the percent total, which he labels x. Is it possibly to classify the percentage of wins as y?

Who's got the what now? I think this question needs a re-write.

Originally posted by prosoccer A man wants to calculate the percentage of wins to losses of his favourite basketball team. To do this he adds the number of wins to the number of losses, then multiplies that by one hundered to get the percent total, which he labels x. Is it possibly to classify the percentage of wins as y?

This guy's math skills suck. If the team played 100 games, and won 30 of them and lost 70 of them, the formula would give a win % of 1000%.

Originally posted by AThousandYoung This guy's math skills suck. If the team played 100 games, and won 30 of them and lost 70 of them, the formula would give a win % of 1000%.

Indeed they do. Perhaps he was intoxicated when he posted this.