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 04-09-2011, 11:40 PM #3 (permalink) Christ Moderate your Moderation.   Join Date: Nov 2008 Location: Troy, Pa. Posts: 8,919 Pasta - '96 Volkswagen Passat TDi 90 day: 45.22 mpg (US) Thanks: 1,369 Thanked 430 Times in 353 Posts Its not my intuition, and I wasnt asking a question... Its pointing out that there are inconsistencies in digit math when using percentages compared to integers. Intuition would tell you that since 11 is 50% of the diff between 10 and 12, and the respective solutions for ten and twelve were 50 and 60, the solution for 11 should be 50% of the difference. However, average would-be mathematicians haven't accounted for the scaled increase when using the percentile as an intuitive route to check a solution. 600/11 is, in fact, 54.54e, just slightly less than 50% of the difference between the solution for 600/10 & 600/12, even though 11 is exactly 50% of the difference between 10 and 12. __________________ "¿ʞɐǝɹɟ ɐ ǝɹ,noʎ uǝɥʍ 'ʇı ʇ,usı 'ʎlǝuol s,ʇı"