Thursday, September 18, 2008
A Hero's Just Reward
You've just saved the life of the richest person in the world. As a reward you're offered $10000 per day for the next 30 days OR a penny the first day to be doubled each day for the next 30 days. Quickly arithmeticing the first offer you realize that the figure will come to $300,000 and you don't believe that your actions warrant such largesse. You therefore accept the second offer of receiving 1¢ the first day, 2¢ the second, 4¢ the third and 8¢ the forth, using the same formula for 30 days. DOG! At the end of the rewardaroni you will have amassed $10,737,418.23. You would be wise to postpone those sky diving lessons.