#### Tuesday, 07 November, 2000

### The Salary Theorem

The salary theorem states: "The less you know, the more money you make." A friend of mine supplied the following proof.

From our introductory physics class, we have this equation:

```
``````
P = Power
```

W = Work

T = Time

P = W/T

Now, if you accept the adages "Time is Money" and "Knowledge is Power", then we have:

```
``````
K = Knowledge
```

M = Money

If we then substitute K for P, and M for T, and solve for M, we get this:

```
K = W/M
```

KM = W

M = W/K

Regardless of the amount of work performed, as Knowledge approaches 0, Money approaches infinity. The less you know, the more money you make.

Isn't math wonderful?