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?