One of the customers wanted to know how much she should ask for her house such that, after the agent's fee, she still had $700,000. Agent's fee is 5%.
After the agent struggled with the dreaded *math* for a while, she asked me.
I took out a pen and paper, and came up with this formula.
I told the agent, who had a calculator, to do 700,000/0.95 and viola! Approximately 737,000, which rounds nicely to $740,000. Easy. And, yeah, fun.
Because, see, algebra is used in real life and all the time. Why won't people believe that? If there wasn't that block, life would be a lot smoother.
And on another note - the online client seems to know what the date is now.