Ask Uncle Colin is a chance to ask your burning, possibly embarrassing, maths questions — and to show off your skills at coming up with clever acronyms. Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and Uncle Colin will do what he can.
Dear Uncle Colin,
I work in a call centre, which is run by the numbers. Every employee has to stay above a certain conversion rate, calculated as the number of successful deals resulting from their calls, divided by the number of times they have a call that doesn’t go to voicemail.
My conversion rate isn’t all that good, even though I make more…
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