Let's see if you nuggets can still math.
When a number is decreased by 20% of itself, the result is 20. What is the number and what was the equation used?
I'm not him, but 20% is .2, so he's technically right. Obviously you didn't mean it like that, but 25 - 20% = 24.8 is what any calculator will give you. Think he's just pointing out your middle school formatting.
You are an uneducated pleb. 1% means 1/100. It's a notation for a fraction i.e. a number. "Percentage of a number" is just the number you obtain by multiplying by the fraction.
For example "50% of X" is 50/100*X (notice the lack of brackets, plebs, it's not fucking ambiguous) which is ½*X. Have a nice day, peasant.
We have engineers making calculators that are idiot-friendly. They convert retarded input into meaningful input. We've come that far.
The guy he responded to wrote 25 - 20%, you stupid fuck.
I'm writing my math PhD thesis.
Also, the number of people who think that doing a STEM degree makes them a genius is fucking stupid. Half the students I teach don't know shit.
Proof: you wrote "conformed", retard.
>just the literal meaning isn't the meaning given to it my ENGINEERS
Fixed that for you. 20% IS a number. It's 0.2 i.e. 1/5. Go to the math department and ask anyone if you don't believe me.