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Teachers' Lounge Discussion: An algebraic "proof" that 2 = 1

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From: Gregory Pack <pack@gulf.net>
To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 1998062500:14:09
Subject: Here is a similar "proof"

Dilbert's Theorem on Salary states that engineers and scientists can
never earn as much salary as business executives and sales people.  
This theorem can now be supported by a mathematical equation based on
the following two postulates:

Postulate 1:  Knowledge is Power
Postulate 2:  Time is Money

As every engineer (and math teacher) knows:  Work/Time = Power.
Since Knowledge = Power, and
Time = Money, we have:
Work/Money = Knowledge
Solving for Money, we get:
Work/Knowledge = Money

Thus, as Knowledge approaches zero, 
Money approaches infinity regardless
of the amount of Work done.

Conclusion:  The less you know, the more you make.



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