The Funniest Proof I’ve Seen

Although last time I said that I would delve deeper into thoughts about my last post, I can’t help but postpone it for my post after this one to make way for this. It’s a proof that my engineering teacher shared with my class.

Thesis:
Engineers and scientists will never make as much money as business executives. Now a rigorous mathematical proof that explains why this is true.

Postulate 1:
Knowledge is Power. (can’t argue against that)

Postulate 2:
Time is Money. (very true in life)

Proof:
As every engineer knows,

    Work
   ——— = Power
     Time

since Knowledge = Power, and Time = Money, we have 

Work
   ——— = Knowledge
     Money

solving for Money, we get

     Work
   ——— = Money
   Knowledge

Thus, as Knowledge approaches zero, Money approaches infinity regardless of the Work done.

Conclusion:                                                                                                                                         The less you know, the more money you make. ( Therefore implying that businessmen are more stupid than engineers, and thus they make much more money than engineers.)

Perhaps it’s not as funny as it seems, but when my engineering teacher was reading it out loud while showing us, I was laughing like crazy. I especially like the pun on the word “power”, where power can mean the power the US president holds or power in scientific terms. Either way, this is a one-of-a-kind proof. It’s like a math and science joke, except this time there is actual science and math. Most math and science jokes are like “What do you get if you add two apples with three apples? A high school math problem!” There’s no actual math and science involved. In this case, however, there is. The substitution and the workings of the equations are all math, and the power=work/time equation is science.

If you get across any jokes like these, please send them to me! Thanks.

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