## 100 Less Than 99

Where do you find that 100 is less than 99?

On a microwave. Most microwaves will run for a minute if you enter 100, but will run for a minute and 39 seconds if you enter 99.

100 is also less than 99 in an ordered ranking, where 1 is first, and 100th is a lower rank than 99th place.

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12 Comments on "100 Less Than 99"

Aaron Pereira says
January 26, 2014 @ 02:07

Hey, it could also be rank.
Rank 100 is less than Rank 99.

That’s an excellent point Aaron, I’ve updated the answer.

jonathan says
February 25, 2015 @ 10:37

Another alternative could be minus temperatures. Minus 100 is lower than minus 99

Joey says
February 26, 2015 @ 19:13

I have an answer: When the 100 is negative. (-100<-99<99)

Bman says
March 25, 2015 @ 22:15

I like the idea of the answer. A better way to ask it could be

“what common device will take longer to count down from 90 then it would from 100?”

Vic says
March 28, 2016 @ 08:51

How about fractions, 1/100 is less than 1/99 :)

Layla says
April 12, 2016 @ 09:46

Rank 100 is less than rank 99 where rank 1 is the first

Hrishikesh patil says
May 27, 2016 @ 03:06

Rank 100 is less than rank 99..

Andrea says
July 28, 2016 @ 01:05

The percentage: the number that there will be with 100% , it will be 0 instead of 99% that it never will be 0.

steve says
October 16, 2016 @ 03:04

-1

Robin Clark says
January 22, 2017 @ 12:51

On a themometer

jakara baker says
May 5, 2018 @ 08:27

i thought it was i negatives thats just what i thought…….