### "Positive" K/D ratio

Wootcakes

Member

I may be in the (nerdy) minority, but this **** drives me absolutely nuts! When you have a Kill to Death ratio of, say, 9/5, it is NOT POSITIVE. It is a ratio greater than one. If your Kill to Death ratio is 1/7, it is NOT NEGATIVE. It is a ratio less than one.

/end rant

EDIT: Wow... you can't say c r a p?

RyuuKitten

Senior Member

You're joking right? I mean technically yeah, you're right.

But I mean, the term "Positive KD" has been in existance since like.. Quake.

Lil Sissy

Junior Member

That's what you want to rant about? ****ing get over it.

Paero

Senior Member

If I have a k/d ratio of 9/5 thats 9-5 = 4 or POSITIVE
If I have a k/d ratio of 5/9 thats 5-9 = -4 or NEGATIVE

Palette Town

Senior Member

i have a feeling that even nerds pick on you at school.

RyuuKitten

Senior Member

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paero
If I have a k/d ratio of 9/5 thats 9-5 = 4 or POSITIVE
If I have a k/d ratio of 5/9 thats 5-9 = -4 or NEGATIVE
That's not how ratios work.

Wootcakes

Member

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paero
If I have a k/d ratio of 9/5 thats 9-5 = 4 or POSITIVE
If I have a k/d ratio of 5/9 thats 5-9 = -4 or NEGATIVE
Since when is division the same as subtraction?

And yes, being a math instructor it does get on my nerves.

br0kn

Member

Dang, did I wander into a Math thread?

In before "its impossible to go negative" post?

Paero

Senior Member

No wander back out! once the maths gets hold of you your doomed to troll this thread forever!