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October 12th, 2010, 08:09 PM   #1
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Question: Percentage word problem..sort of

Ok, I know this is elementary but I'm having this discussion elsewhere and figure I would get a correct answer or more insight here.


When doing a pull-up with 202 lb added to my 201 lb body weight. Would that be doing a pull-up with 100% or 200%?


I can see arguments for both sides, how would this be presented in words.
(202.4 + 201.6) / 201.6 x 100 = 200%

(201.6/202.4) x 100 = 100%


Currently, I'm saying it's 100% of my body weight. Referring to the amount of weight added.
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Re: Question: Percentage word problem..sort of

If you are referring to the amount of weight added, then it is approximately 100%. You could say, "I am pulling my weight plus 100% of my weight."

However, if you are referring to the total percentage of your weight being pulled, it would be approximately 200%. You would then say, "I am pulling 200% of my weight."

This is simply a consequence of

100% + 100% = 2(100%) = 200%
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Re: Question: Percentage word problem..sort of

Thanks for the input. I've been going back and forth between the wording.

100 % pull-up would be your own weight, when 90% would need to be weight assisted.



Here's my video I'm figuring it out for.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG7RphbQpJE
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WoW! That's quite a feat of strength!
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Re: Question: Percentage word problem..sort of

Thanks,

Just trying to find a way to word it, causing the least amount of confusion.
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If it were me, I would call it 200% of body weight, since "of" implies multiplication, not addition. Either way though, it is clear in your video what you've accomplished.
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Re: Question: Percentage word problem..sort of

nevermind figured it out
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