Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Math math math—all you ever hear. When will I need it? you wail!
Well, it does come up. In figuring percentages, as I have to sometimes, I remember to do to the opposite of what I want to—I divide the small by the big.
CareerBuilder says modern-day business people tend to call on it more. One woman uses equations to determine the efficacy of her loyalty programs.
Another uses it to analyze surveys—he goes from employee surveys to deciding the rate of employee retention. Don’t ask me how. Numbers!
One even did a “word problem” to decide which was cheaper—renting a car or driving her own at so much a gallon.
OK, easy as one two three—for them!