iPad retarded app store math

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPad Games' started by applesauce25r624, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. tetris goes from $7.99 -> $5.99

    in the app store it says "For a limited time, Tetris will sell for 40% off."

    o_O

    more like 25% off (approximately)

    these people are blithering idiots

    **useless thread, I know**
     
  2. istopmotion

    istopmotion Well-Known Member

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    ... But the original price was $10... and subtract $4 and that's 40% off. :p

    :rolleyes: lol
     
  3. ah crap

    well i'm pretty sure the price isn't going back up to $10

    then again...
     
  4. Armbruster

    Armbruster Well-Known Member

    "retarded app store users".
     
  5. istopmotion

    istopmotion Well-Known Member

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    Hey I don't think it's fair to call him retarded. It was just a mistake. :p
     
  6. break5

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    #6 break5, Nov 25, 2008
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2008
    "You want to buy something that costs $9.99 (from this to $7.99 to now $5.99), and it's on sale for 40% off. What is the item's sale price?

    First, convert the 40% to a real mathematical number. For percents, this is always done by dividing the 40% by 100%, or 40% / 100% = 0.400.

    Second, find out what 40% of $9.99 is. This is the amount of the sale discount. This is always found by mulitplying 0.400 by the item's cost $9.99, like this:

    0.400 x $9.99 = $ 4.00.

    So for this sale, you'll save $ 4.00 on this item.

    This means, the cost of the item to you is
    $9.99 - $ 4.00 = $ 5.99.

    Alternatively, you can think about it this way. The item is 40% off. This means you'll pay 60.000% of the total cost (100% - 40% = 60.000%).

    Now what's 60.000% of the total cost?
    0.600 x $9.99 = $5.99.
    Just like the result above, the sale price on the item is $5.99."

    By the way, I'm not a math genius so I didn't do any of this. I got it from here:
    http://www.webmath.com/cgi-bin/sale.cgi?param0=7.99&param1=40&back=sale.html

    The bold means I put it there and it wasn't there in the first place.
     
  7. Everydaynormalguy

    Everydaynormalguy Well-Known Member

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    I agree as well, shallow and pedantic...
     

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