## Dilbert Math LO13780

JanNoone@aol.com
Fri, 30 May 1997 08:01:08 -0400 (EDT)

>> After applying simple algebra to some trite phrases and cliches a new
>> understanding can be reached of the secret to wealth and success.
>>
>> Here it goes.
>>
>> Knowledge is Power
>> Time is Money
>>
>> and as every engineer knows,
>>
>> Power is Work over Time.
>>
>> 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 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 over Money.
>>
>> What this means is that:
>>
>> 1. The More You Know, the More Work You Do, and
>> 2. The More You Know, the Less Money You Make.
>>
>> Solving for Money, we get:
>>
>> M = W/K (6)
>> Money equals Work Over 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..
>>
>> Now solving for Work, we get
>>
>> W = M 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 filthy rich do little or no work.
>>
>> Working out the socioeconomic implications of this breakthrough is
>> left as an exercise for the reader.
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