way way off topic

Gary Kline kline at thought.org
Tue Oct 23 04:26:51 UTC 2012

apologies up front for this math type quandary. I had it in a std C program,
but 3+ hours of grepping havent found it.  I would have bet my last cent that I
had a summary Somewhere, but cant find that either.

here is the problem as best I can remember it.

	let's say that john is 8 and his older friend, jim, is 22.  
	how much older is exact percentage terms is jim?

to find the answer I had to find the relative difference {22 - 8} and then
do something with the difference.  this isn't any kind of trick or 
"advanced-cognition"; I just thought it was clever [and exact].  it obviously
works for finding the abs() results in subtraction.  it's something I found on
the web and swipes and save the prose discussion.  BZZT: Lost, :-(

if this seems dumb, I plead guilty!

im asking here because -questions is the sharpest list on the net.

 Gary Kline  kline at thought.org  http://www.thought.org  Public Service Unix
              Twenty-six years of service to the Unix community.

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