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 08-19-2001, 10:12 PM #1 brief @brief DJG     Join Date: Nov 2000 Location: Los Angeles, California Posts: 1,421 Welcome to 'Real Life' 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. ------------------ "I will not yell 'She's Dead' at roll call."   --Bart, The Simpsons you may: quote & reply,
 08-20-2001, 12:24 AM #2 Guybrush122 @Guybrush122 plays it bogart     Join Date: Jul 2001 Location: new york Posts: 2,584 True, true. you may: quote & reply,
 08-20-2001, 12:38 AM #3 Rufio @Rufio bang-a-rang!     Join Date: Jul 2001 Location: Flagstaff AZ Posts: 2,206 this reminds me of: ------------------ you may: quote & reply,
 08-20-2001, 06:45 AM #4 Natty @Natty Red Blooded B*tch     Join Date: Dec 2000 Location: Melbourne, Australia Posts: 4,829 *blank look* hmmmmm never was any good at math *still looking blankly at the algerbra* ------------------ Brighty's definate better half! After all, I'm an Australian female, and he's some English snooty nosed male! But I wuv him you may: quote & reply,
 08-20-2001, 07:48 AM #5 NiKo @NiKo     Join Date: Mar 2001 Location: Israel Posts: 4,477 how dare you compare Real life to Math!?!?! *throws an empty box of baking soda at Brief* that oughta teach you a lesson!!! (((( )))) Jk ------------------ ~ if you rewind, you can hear Satan singing a duet with Ricky martin~ you may: quote & reply,
 08-20-2001, 09:48 AM #6 Drunken_Sailor @Drunken_Sailor Senior Member     Join Date: Dec 2000 Location: Norway Posts: 1,072 I hate Algebra.Too much work for me. ------------------ Poor Santa Claus! you may: quote & reply,
 08-20-2001, 09:49 AM #7 grannen @grannen Guest   Posts: n/a More headache for Natty! Let's assume that a=1.5b Then this is true: 4a=6b and 9b=6a Add them together: 4a+9b=6a+6b Substract 15b on both sides and you get: 4a-6b=6a-9b It can be written as 2(2a-3b)=3(2a-3b) Divide both sides with (2a-3b) and you have proved that 2=3 PS Natty, can you lend me \$3? I'll pay you back tomorrow! ------------------ and Grannen [This message has been edited by Grannen (edited August 20, 2001).] you may: quote & reply,
 08-20-2001, 09:52 AM #8 Drunken_Sailor @Drunken_Sailor Senior Member     Join Date: Dec 2000 Location: Norway Posts: 1,072 Oh,please Grannen.School starts and you bother me with headache. you may: quote & reply,
08-20-2001, 10:11 AM   #9
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 Originally posted by Grannen: PS Natty, can you borrow me \$3? I'll pay you back tomorrow!
Why should I lend you \$3 and then have to pay you back when I gave you the money to begin with? I'm not that damn stupid

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 08-20-2001, 02:59 PM #10 murta @murta Guest   Posts: n/a "Ooh, a Gary Larson calendar I don't get it I don't get it I...don't...get it" you may: quote & reply,
08-20-2001, 04:38 PM   #11
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Quote:
 Originally posted by Grannen: Let's assume that a=1.5b
Lets Not

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08-20-2001, 04:56 PM   #12
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[quote]Originally posted by Blondbeard:
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Quote:
 Originally posted by Grannen: Let's assume that a=1.5b Lets Not
It only works with a and b.
Not with x and y!

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 08-20-2001, 06:00 PM #13 MagnusB @MagnusB Senior Member   Join Date: Jan 2001 Location: Skien, Telemark, Norway Posts: 1,353 I HATE MATHS!!!!! Although knowing math is quite useful, how boring!!!??! you may: quote & reply,
08-21-2001, 12:45 AM   #14
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Quote:
 Originally posted by Grannen: Let's assume that a=1.5b
Ha! Brilliant! This one actually had me going for a moment.

BUT, if a=1.5b, then 2a=3b, and if 2a=3b, then the step where you divide both sides by (2a-3b) you're actually dividing by 0, and when you divide by 0 all sorts of weird stuff happens.

Math is a funny thing, indeed.
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