|Mar2-12, 04:30 AM||#1|
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Spiked Math: The Mathematician's Lottery
Nothing original from me today, but a comic based on a well known joke!
For those who haven't learned about the harmonic series yet, this is the summation:
This well known series diverges to infinity and thus, after a finite number of terms will have a sum of 750 trillion.
Problem 1: Determine how many years it will take for the "losers" to get their money back (50 euro). [[Is it 50 euro or 50 euros?]]
Problem 2: Determine how many years it will take for the lottery to pay out in entirety, i.e., 750 trillion!
[[P.S. I technically missed an update so $20 will be donated to OEIS according to our "agreement". Feel free to donate also if you like OEIS!]]
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