# Talk:Recovery time

Why don't we use the following equations: **Min days in bed = INT(Health Lost/2)**, and **Max days in bed = INT(Health Lost*3/2)**? I think it is a good idea to maintain a uniform equation type throughout the wiki to keep things simple. --Zombie 00:11, 22 Nov 2005 (PST)

Well, I suppose it could also be illustrated as:

Min = H × 0.5 Max = H × 1.5

This would look even simpler than having lots of divides and multiplications. Still, they all mean the same thing.

Unfortunately, the non-math-savvy cannot understand complicated algorithms, while the hardcore mathematician cannot grasp the concept of simple maths. Well known fact. The same can probably be said for linguists. ;)

- NKF

I added the "Total Days" formula on the basis that it sums up the whole range.

Or are you just referring to the use of * instead of ×, and / instead of ÷?

- Bomb Bloke 14:37, 22 Nov 2005 (PST)

I think everybody has a good point. For some reason, to me, this one particular formula always seemed more confusing to look at than it really is, once you know it. Another simplified way to say it (without the now well-known integer rounded ave/2 to ave*3/2 per se) is simply:

(1 to 3) x HealthLoss/2

Just saying an alternate way, and not saying it should be on the page. Also as a **tiny** matter of preference, I don't like the ÷ symbol in simple equations; I prefer /. The symbol seems "busy" to me, but maybe it's just me. ---MikeTheRed 22:19, 23 Nov 2005 (PST)

The formula was stated in an absurdly complicated way -- in fact, several absurdly complicated ways. I've simplified the page.--Ethereal Cereal 13:13, 4 May 2006 (PDT)

Simplification is good! But as you've probably noticed, we tend to be very liberal with the gory mathematical details.

I'd still like the numerous examples to remain so that the concept can eventually sink in for those that learn by example than read the theory. Perhaps a summary at the top and then the needlessly detailed elaboration at the bottom would help.

- NKF

I think the 'Executive Summary' is redundant, but it's fine, the page is at least a lot clearer now.--Ethereal Cereal 21:53, 5 May 2006 (PDT)

- Also, for players that like to cheat, as you can see with the final example, with power comes a price and with ultimate power comes the ultimate price.

The ultimate price being having to go in and edit SOLDIER.DAT again? --Sfnhltb 18:10, 3 March 2007 (PST)