PLEASE HELP ASAP!! Ratio and Percentage

  1. HELP!!! I left my notes in the car my daughter has tonight and my brain is fried- I quit smoking 9 days ago and have a BAD case of CRS. I can't even remember the most basic calculations and my tests have all been A's, at least until I get decimated tommorrow!

    PLEASE someone explain in simple terms Ratio and Percentages- I know it was explained in a very simple context but I can't remember and it is not in our books at all.

    Also any website for this?

    Thanks so much!!
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   Daytonite
    http://www.math.com/homeworkhelp/prealgebra.html - there are links here to ratio and percentage. clicking on them will take you to several pages of fairly simple explanations of these two subjects.

    http://library.advanced.org/20991/alg/ratios.html - an explanation of ratios from math for morons like us.

    http://www.mathgoodies.com/lessons/toc_vol4.html - understanding percents

    http://www.mccc.edu/~kelld/propff.html - proportions fast facts. this is about ratios.
  4. by   kukukajoo
    Thanks Daytonite for being the only one to offer help. I was looking specifically for info on 1:1000 and 5% soultion concentrations- I could not remember how much solute was in each! I was having a TOTAL brain fart- so bad it scared me!

    I did end up getting a 95% on the test!!

    I am thinking that quitting smoking has made my brain pretty cloudy some moments!! My brain has no idea how to function on adequate oxygenation!

    Anyhow, I reviewed again in the morning and my thoughts were back and I knew what I was doing. I was the first one done with the test- and went back over problems ans still first one done by about 5 min- which made me soo nervous! I knew I either aced the test or totally flunked it! Thankfully I aced it.
  5. by   MySimplePlan
    You posted your plea for help later on Tuesday night when the rest of us were studying for OUR exams Wednesday morning. Don't know about the rest, but I don't go on allnurses.com before I leave for school in the morning, let alone a test day. By the time the rest of us saw your SOS, your test was done and over with.

    Glad you did well, but the 'tude needs work. :crash_com:
  6. by   kukukajoo
    Quote from MySimplePlan
    You posted your plea for help later on Tuesday night when the rest of us were studying for OUR exams Wednesday morning. Don't know about the rest, but I don't go on allnurses.com before I leave for school in the morning, let alone a test day. By the time the rest of us saw your SOS, your test was done and over with.

    Glad you did well, but the 'tude needs work. :crash_com:
    No need to get defensive there MysimplePlan. I am not sure how you see an attidude in my posting, it was meant as a thank you for Daytonite. Something I try to do as much as possible publicly and by PM to make sure Daytonite knows she is making a difference. Perhaps you feel a little guilt or something? If that is the case it really is unnessary.

    You see- Daytonite has been giving invaluable advice to many of us on here and most times daytonites posts are the most informative and well thought out as well as had the most time spent on them to offer the help. Daytonite goes way out of the way to offer support and assistance and I have learned sooo much!
    Last edit by kukukajoo on Nov 25, '06
  7. by   Daytonite
    Quote from MySimplePlan
    You posted your plea for help later on Tuesday night when the rest of us were studying for OUR exams Wednesday morning. Don't know about the rest, but I don't go on allnurses.com before I leave for school in the morning, let alone a test day. By the time the rest of us saw your SOS, your test was done and over with.

    Glad you did well, but the 'tude needs work. :crash_com:
    When I post to a thread, any thread, I do so with the knowledge that it is going to be potentially viewed by hundreds of people. Hopefully, I'm going to say something that is going to be helpful for anyone reading the thread as well as for the OP who posed the original question.
  8. by   kukukajoo
    Daytonite- I can say personally you have provided me with some GREAT information and I am sure there are tons of others on here who have learned so much from your posts!

    As far as simple plan making a comment on the time of my post- I posted originally at 2136 (9:36PM) Eastern time. That would be only 6:36pm on the west coast. You have to understand this is a 24 board as well as international. When I posted there were over 100 browsing the student forums.

    No worries though, as I did find the information- in my book- and did very very well on the test (1X).

    Later today I will post the information I was looking for in case someone in the future does a search and can use it. I had done a search and could not find the info anywhere.....

    Thanks again Daytonite I really appreciate all you do to help and educate!!
  9. by   MySimplePlan
    Quote from kukukajoo
    perhaps you feel a little guilt or something? if that is the case it really is unnessary.

    are you serious? me feel guilty for your test panic? some other thoughts ran through my head, but guilt wasn't one of 'em.

    you see- daytonite has been giving invaluable advice to many of us on here and most times daytonites posts are the most informative and well thought out as well as had the most time spent on them to offer the help. daytonite goes way out of the way to offer support and assistance and i have learned sooo much!
    i'm well aware of daytonite's contributions. thanks.
  10. by   kukukajoo
    I am not sure where your attitude came from or why you have it but I honestly think that you can find something or someone else to focus on, I mean really. Was that really necessary? Was ANY of it necessary??

    I feel bad that you are that stressed to pick at something so petty and small and will assume you are just in an awful mood and stressed out latey and not take this personally. And I hope and pray that you are a lot nicer in person than your above posts make you out to be.
  11. by   MySimplePlan
    kukukajoo said:
    i feel bad that you are that stressed to pick at something so petty and small and will assume you are just in an awful mood and stressed out latey

    please help asap!! ratio and percentage
    help!!! i left my notes in the car my daughter has tonight and my brain is fried- i quit smoking 9 days ago and have a bad case of crs. i can't even remember the most basic calculations and my tests have all been a's, at least until i get decimated tommorrow!

    please someone explain in simple terms ratio and percentages

    but i can't remember

    i was having a total brain fart- so bad it scared me!

    i am thinking that quitting smoking has made my brain pretty cloudy some moments!! my brain has no idea how to function on adequate oxygenation!

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    and you're thinkin' i'm the one stressed out 'latey'? :trout:
  12. by   kukukajoo
    We all have bad days, moments, weeks, years- what's your point?????

    I would rather have a moment of a brain fart than still be smoking that's for sure. Heck I'll take a dozen of them! I had originally set a date to quit as the last day of the semester as my doc warned this would happen, but since I have very serious medical problems I figured now was better than later and that I could take the temporary side effects of getting my system back to functioning without the bad chemicals in cigarettes.

    I am sorry to assume you were stressed. I just figured you must be since you seem to be targeting me for some strange reason. I honestly don't get it. I expect this from my teenagers not from someone on this board. It is completely uncalled for and inappropriate. If you really feel the need, go ahead and pick and bash away. I have much bigger things in my life to deal with but this is really a nice distraction.
  13. by   Megsd
    No offense, but when I read this...(bold is mine)

    Quote from kukukajoo
    Thanks Daytonite for being the only one to offer help.
    ...I got a little huffy too. I saw your post the morning of your test but wasn't really sure what you were asking (definition of ratio vs. percentage, how to convert between them... etc.) and Daytonite had already answered your question with several helpful websites. Knowing how helpful Daytonite and her library of helpful websites are, I didn't feel I had anything further to contribute, so I didn't respond, and I would not be surprised to learn that other posters felt the same way.

    To me, the quoted phrase (especially "being the only one to offer help") read as "and phooey on all you others who read my post and didn't respond", which I felt had some attitude in it, but I chose to ignore it.

    Anyhoo, I'm over it, just trying to help you understand why the other poster may have felt you had attitude issues. Tone is incredibly hard to get across in text, so many times things are taken the wrong way, and at least in my case, this was probably one of those times.
  14. by   kukukajoo
    Meghan, It was not so much the attitude as the continuation of it. No need for it especially after I explained my post- nope- she then took offense to that as well and has tried to continue it. Surprising since she comes on here for help just like me and many others.

    I did get the information and thankfully remembered all I had studied before so I did well. Was a bit scared for a moment though- felt like God was trying to teach me what my gram is going thru with alzheimers so I could better understand her.

    Smiple Plan- In the past year I have been thru a major flood that left me homeless, had to move, had to leave a job due to illness, lost half of what I owned, had two surgeries and another hospitalization that nearly got me booted from my dream of Nursing School. Been dx with a incurable chronic illness that damn near killed me first week of the Nursing Program and still may. Had to take over guardianship of my 86 year old grandmother who has alzheimers and buried a dear friend. Thru it all I have stayed in school and kept my GPA up there. I hold office on Student Senate and Nat'l Honor Society. I volunteer any chance I get. I also have twin 19 year olds in college and paying thru the nose.

    Stress in my life? Not any more than the average person going to nursing school!!!

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