Amazing Math Tricks To Help You Survive In This Big Ole Nasty World

What’s bigger, 5% of 50, or 50% of 5?

Christine Stevens
The Haven

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Warning, don’t look at that too long or you will lose your mind!

I’m not going to be like one of those asshole authors who makes you read the whole article to answer the question of the title. Here’s the answer — it’s exactly the same number. Amazing, right? Numbers are freaky.

The Easy Way To Figure Perecentage Of Something By Flipping The Numbers

Gosh I wish I had known this like ten years ago when I started having enough money to go to restaurants where you have to figure out the tip.

So nowadays, every time we go out it’s like 200 dollars. I know, insane, right?

But I like to tip 15 percent at bare minimum, if the service sucked. And 25 percent for great service.

So let’s do both. First of all, imagine you’re a bit drunk when the bill comes, because that’s probably how the bill got that high in the first place — they soak you on the alcohol, duh.

So drunk, you look at the bill. It’s like 190 dollars. How do you figure out 25 percent of 190 dollars? Simple. You figure out 190 percent of 25.

Wait, what?

I’m sorry, I’m getting a little confused here. This was meant to be an article about how easy it is to flip the…

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Christine Stevens
The Haven

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