Money and Math

After applying some simple algebra to some common phrases and cliches, a new understanding can be reached to the secret of wealth and success.

Here it goes.

So, substituting algebraic equations for these time worn bits of wisdom, we get:

Now, do a few simple substitutions:

Put M in for T into equation (4), which yields:

Now we've got something. Expanding back into English, we get:

What this MEANS is that:

  1. The More You Know, the More Work You Do, and
  2. The More You Know, the Less Money You Make.

Solving for Money, we get:

From equation (6) we see that Money approaches infinity as Knowledge approaches 0, regardless of the Work done. What THIS MEANS is:

Solving for Work, we get

From equation (7) we see that Work approaches 0 as Knowledge approaches 0. What THIS MEANS is:

Working out the socioeconomic implications of this breakthrough is left as an exercise for the reader.