500X on shopping portal
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500X on shopping portal
Just got an E-mail saying I would get 500 times points on aeroplane shopping. So my question is am I looking at this right.?
I buy $100 at amazon.ca (which has 3X already) I would earn 50,000 or maybe 150,000 if they multiplied with the 3X
Sounds to good.
I buy $100 at amazon.ca (which has 3X already) I would earn 50,000 or maybe 150,000 if they multiplied with the 3X
Sounds to good.
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Yes it is targeted, but in my math 500% of 100 is 50,000 (maybe someone made an error,) maybe me, but I did the math again.
Last edited by mech11; Oct 24, 18 at 9:13 am Reason: one to many 0s
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100% of something is equal to the something, e.g. 100% of 10 = 10
500% of something is 5 times 100% , in the case of 10 it's 50
500 times would be 50,000% of the starting number. (500 times 100% for each "1 time")
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I learned this little memory aid in 5th grade: "is over of equals percent over 100"
So for his example spending $100: 500 percent of $100 is X. Using the hint above you get: X/100 = 500/100. Multiple both sides by 100 and the denominators cancel and you get x = 500.
So for his example spending $100: 500 percent of $100 is X. Using the hint above you get: X/100 = 500/100. Multiple both sides by 100 and the denominators cancel and you get x = 500.
Last edited by Dubiox; Oct 25, 18 at 1:37 pm Reason: oops removed dollar sign
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