# Giving more than 100%

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This is a strictly a mathematical viewpoint...it goes like this:

What Makes 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%. How about achieving 103%? What makes up 100% in life?

Here's a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions:

If:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

is represented as:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.

Then:

H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K
8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

and

K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E
11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%

But,

A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E
1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%

And,

B-U-L-L-S-*-*-T
2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%

AND, look how far a** kissing will take you.

A-*-*-K-I-S-S-I-N-G
1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 118%

So, one can conclude with
mathematical certainty, that While Hard work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there, it's the Bullsh*t and A** Kissing that will put you over the top. Kiss

## Answers and Replies

Uhm... But you defined the letters as integers, not as percentages.

Tobias Funke
I'm sorry, but we don't allow fringe theories. Please cite your sources or I'll have to "citizen's moderate" you and delete the thread.

waht
Would this work in Mandarin?

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I'm surprised my uncle in Ohio hasn't emailed this to me yet.

Would this work in Mandarin?

Not very well, no. It'd be like applying numbers to words. I suppose it'd be okay in either of the Japanese kana systems, though.

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I'm sorry, but we don't allow fringe theories. Please cite your sources or I'll have to "citizen's moderate" you and delete the thread.

I believe this is one of Einstein's postulates for his Grand Unified Theory of Life. Hardly "fringe" research.

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"People that give 110% are slackers. 130% is the new 110%."
-DaveC426913 - a long time ago

Jimmy Snyder
I'm with the op 103%.

Tobias Funke
I believe this is one of Einstein's postulates for his Grand Unified Theory of Life. Hardly "fringe" research.

I don't know. It seems to go against all the sports guys who combine effort, hustle, team play and taking it one game at a time to give their 110% every night. And most of them are college grads, so they're pretty up there on the IQ scale.

Topher925
Would this work in Mandarin?

Maybe pin yin.

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I don't know. It seems to go against all the sports guys who combine effort, hustle, team play and taking it one game at a time to give their 110% every night. And most of them are college grads, so they're pretty up there on the IQ scale.

The college grads are the ones that didn't work hard enough to get drafted early.

GeorginaS
I'm surprised my uncle in Ohio hasn't emailed this to me yet.

Oh so that's who that guy in Ohio was who e-mailed that to me.

pallidin
Look, 100% of one person versus 100% of another can be quite different with regard to outcome. That, in itself, should give you a clue as to what 100% means in this scenario.
That said, 110%(or such) is an inference to those not reaching their full potential of 100%

In other words, "give it 110%" usually infers that you have only applied 90% effort.

Phrak
In the world of sports, only Mike Tyson holds the honor of having had more than 100% to give, before spitting it out.

Look, 100% of one person versus 100% of another can be quite different with regard to outcome. That, in itself, should give you a clue as to what 100% means in this scenario.
That said, 110%(or such) is an inference to those not reaching their full potential of 100%

In other words, "give it 110%" usually infers that you have only applied 90% effort.

No, in that case, giving a relative effort of 110% would be equal to giving 99%, not 100%.