After applying some simple Algebra to some trite phrases and cliches, a new understanding can be reached of the secret to wealth and success.

Here it goes.

*Knowledg is Power*
*Time is Money* as everyone knows,

*Power is Work divided by Time* (Physics).

So, substituting algebraic equations for these time worn bits of wisdom, we get:

*K = P (1)*

T = M (2)

P = W/T (3)
Now, do a few simple substitutions:

Put W/T in for P in equation (1), which yields:

*K = W/T (4)*
Put M in for T into equation (4), which yields:

*K = W/M (5)*
Now we've got something. Expanding back into English, we get:

Knowledge equals Work divided by Money.

What this

*means* is that:[list=1][*]The More You Know, the More Work You Do, and[*]The More You Know, the Less Money You Make.[/list=a]

Solving for Money, we get:

*M = W/K (6)*
Money equals Work divided by Knowledge.

From equation (6) we see that Money approaches infinity as Knowledge approaches 0, regardless of the Work done.

What

*this* means is:

The More You Make, the Less You Know.

Solving for Work, we get:

*W = M x K (7)*
Work equals Money times Knowledge.

From equation (7) we see that Work approaches 0 as Knowledge approaches 0.

What

*this* means is:

The stupid rich do littel or no work.

Working out the socioeconomic implications of this breakthrough is left as an exercise for the reader.

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*"I will not yell 'She's Dead' at roll call."*
--Bart, The Simpsons