Monday, January 11, 2016

Take on bad math

Somebody came up to me today and told me that if instead of paying the lottery out to a single ticket, they distributed the winnings to the entire US population, each person would get $4.3million and I knew immediately that something was off. Apparently the source for this was some Facebook post which only proves again how worthless that entire medium is. Not only is the math ridiculously off, each person would only receive about $4.33 based on a population of 300,000,000 but if you count all the illegals, ex-pats, border crossers, diplomats, anchor babies and Ted Cruz's family you'd get to about $3.50 per person which can't even get you a no water extra vanilla, whip cream chai latte at Starbucks

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