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    ĎA fair estimate of the capital value of your services may be made by multiplying your annual income by sixteen and two-thirds, as it is reasonable to estimate that your annual income represents six percent of your capital value. Money rents for 6% per annum.í

    ■Question1:A:What does this sentence mean?
    B:How much is sixteen and two-thirds?

    'The person whose income is derived entirely from the sale of personal services is no less a merchant than the man who sells commodities'

    ■Question2: A:Does this mean that the person who sells his or her
    own personal services is just like a merchant?
    B:Will you please tell me the structure of this sentence?

    'The wages of sin is death!'

    ■Question3: What does this sentence mean?

    'Disloyalty marks one as being less than the dust of the earth, and brings down on one's head the contempt he deserves'

    ■Question4: A:Does 'Disloyalty marks one as being less than the dust of the
    earth' mean that disloyalty marks one as the thing after
    the dust of the earth?
    B:Are there anything wrong with the latter part of the
    sentence above? Is 'bring down on one's head the
    contempt' a phrase?

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    Hello Lovebird,
    I'll start by explaining the mathematical part to you.
    16 and 2/3 expressed as an improper fraction is equivalent to 50/3 which again is equivalent to 100/6.As you can see 100/6 is the reciprocal of 6/100,i.e. 6%.
    That's why, if your annual income represents 6% of your capital value,you have to DIVIDE the annual income by 6% to calculate the capital value.
    Annual Income=6% Capital Value
    Capital Value= Annual Income division 6%
    = Annual Income divided by 6/100
    = Annual Income multiplicated by 100/6
    = A.I. x 16 and 2/3

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    As regards 'Disloyalty marks one as being less than the dust of the earth, and brings down on one's head the contempt he deserves'.....
    When one is disloyal he is worth less than the dust on earth.He deserves to be regarded with contempt.

    The wages of sin is death.....wages are what you get(money) in return for what you do(work).In this case, sin is repaid by death.

    That's what I think.I leave the grammatical part to the experts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by queenbu
    Hello Lovebird,
    I'll start by explaining the mathematical part to you.
    16 and 2/3 expressed as an improper fraction is equivalent to 50/3 which again is equivalent to 100/6.As you can see 100/6 is the reciprocal of 6/100,i.e. 6%.
    That's why, if your annual income represents 6% of your capital value,you have to DIVIDE the annual income by 6% to calculate the capital value.
    Annual Income=6% Capital Value
    Capital Value= Annual Income division 6%
    = Annual Income divided by 6/100
    = Annual Income multiplicated by 100/6
    = A.I. x 16 and 2/3

    Thanks so much for your help. seems a little bit difficult

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    Quote Originally Posted by queenbu
    As regards 'Disloyalty marks one as being less than the dust of the earth, and brings down on one's head the contempt he deserves'.....
    When one is disloyal he is worth less than the dust on earth.He deserves to be regarded with contempt.
    The wages of sin is death.....wages are what you get(money) in return for what you do(work).In this case, sin is repaid by death.
    That's what I think.I leave the grammatical part to the experts!
    Thanks so much!!!

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    You're welcome!
    Also,16 and 2/3 is called a 'mixed fraction'.
    If you still have any problems,just ask.

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