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Percentages: The Pain of Life Forces

In Kleeneze: Fact or Reality on January 29, 2011 at 5:48 pm

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A percent growth rate (or sometimes referred to as percent change, growth rate, or rate of change) is a useful indicator to look at how much a population is growing or declining in a particular area. It is also useful when comparing the growth or decline of populations in two different areas or regions. But percent growth rate can be used in other studies besides population (such as employment, unemployment, economic factors, etc.). Any number from one time and any number from another time can be put into the calculation to determine growth rate. This article will show you how to easily calculate the growth rate or percent change.

Things You’ll Need:

  • calculator or spreadsheet software
  1. 1

    The rate of change (percent change, growth rate) from one period to another is calculated as follows:
    Percent Change = (value at end of period – value at beginning of period)/value at beginning of period * 100

  2. 2

    Another way of expressing the equation for growth rate or percent change is:
    Percent change = (Vpresent-Vpast)/Vpast*100

    In this formula,
    Vpresent = present or future value
    Vpast = past or present value

  3. 3

    To further calculate an annual percentage rate of change, divide the percent change arrived at in step two by N.
    N represents the number of years between the two values used in step 2.

  4. 4

    Example to calculate growth rate or percent change:
    A particular city has a population of 800,000 in 1990 and a population of 1,500,000 in 2008. To find the growth rate of the population in this city, do the following:
    Growth Rate = (1,500,000 – 800,000)/800,000 * 100
    Growth Rate = 87.5 percent

    Average Annual Growth Rate = 87.5% / 18 years
    Average Annual Growth Rate = 4.86 percent

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Friends Quote

In The Flying Muse on November 27, 2010 at 1:32 pm

We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.


You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.

A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.

1.     It was without a doubt imperative to the cause that you have a clearly defined overview of your opponent before any consultation – this means to have a most intimate knowledge of his/her mental state as well as the physical to name but  two of the most important factors that must on no account be taken lightly.

In order to have an enemy, one must be somebody. One must be a force before he can be resisted by another force. A malicious enemy is better than a clumsy friend.

He hasn’t an enemy in the world – but all his friends hate him.

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

Choose your friends carefully. Your enemies will choose you.

The Bible tells us to love our neighbours, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.

Man is his own worst enemy.

Money can’t buy friends, but you can get a better class of enemy.

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

One enemy can do more hurt than ten friends can do good.

1.     You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.

If you want to make enemies, try to change something.

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.

You shall judge a man by his enemies as well as by his friends.

If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.

Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.

Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else unless its an enemy.

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.

There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself: an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly.