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"Positive" K/D ratio

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Wootcakes

Member

12-22-2009

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?


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RyuuKitten

Recruiter

12-22-2009

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.


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Lil Sissy

Junior Member

12-22-2009

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


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Paero

Senior Member

12-22-2009

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


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Palette Town

Senior Member

12-22-2009

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


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RyuuKitten

Recruiter

12-22-2009

Quote:
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.


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Wootcakes

Member

12-22-2009

Quote:
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.


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br0kn

Member

12-22-2009

Dang, did I wander into a Math thread?

In before "its impossible to go negative" post?


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Paero

Senior Member

12-22-2009

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


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12-22-2009

How is a ratio greater then 1 NOT positive?!

I thought you were a math instructor.