I'm looking for a way to quantify and explain the scenario below to my managers. I'm really good at understanding issues, but unfortunately no so good at communicating them to others. I have written some code that works out scores or should I save appropriateness of a product for a customer. I now need to explain how this works to my non-technical managers as simply as I can maybe with one sentence.

Can anyone help out and give me a sentence to explain the following example:


Must have Bat
Must be age 8-99

age 30

Score = 50%

the system looks at the total possible score for product. In the case of Bat this is 2 (because we have two possible requirements for bat). Person has just one matching item. So the product appropriateness would come out as 50%.

Here is another example:


Must be a person
Must be age 18-65
Must be employed
Must have Money


is a person * edit
age 16
has Money
is employed

Score = 75%

Thanks in advance.

  • Sorry for not answering with an actual answer but I still don't have the reputation needed to leave comments... I just wanted to point out that maybe your second exampled is wrong, if I have understood what are you doing here, shouldn't John have a 75% score being a person, having money and being employed? It makes 3 requirements satisfied out of 4!
    – Frhay
    Feb 6, 2013 at 14:33
  • I edited to try to clarify. Please review changes to ensure this is what you intended.
    – bib
    Feb 6, 2013 at 14:54
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    I don't think questions asking for sentences to be written are on topic. Feb 6, 2013 at 15:29
  • Welcome to EL&U. Writing advice is off topic per the FAQ. Might be on topic at Writers.SE but please check their FAQ first. Thanks.
    – MetaEd
    Feb 6, 2013 at 15:32
  • @MετάEd - Thanks for the mention, but I'm afraid that requests to rephrase small bits of text are off-topic on Writers. If this user had a longer piece of copy (say a few paragraphs) it would be on-topic, but the intent of this question might be lost. This sounds like something that could be most easily addressed in chat. Feb 9, 2013 at 17:13

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This sytem assigns a number of criteria to a product, checks how many of those criteria the potential customer meets and assigns a percentage score based on that comparison.

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