# The most disturbing homework problem ever.

#### enigma

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Here it is. For some reason, it disturbs me a bit.

#### jono

Where do you go to get a discount card for that?!

#### zoobyshoe

What class is this? This has got to be a philosophy class, right?

#### Artman

You could put as an answer the amount you are spending on your education.

Being in the Aerospace Engineering field, you may be the one who helps develop the method to divert or destroy the asteroid.

#### enigma

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Originally posted by zoobyshoe
What class is this? This has got to be a philosophy class, right?
Intro to Space System Design

The lecture was on performing costing analyses.

#### FZ+

Maybe it's a psych test to weed out maniacs from the space program?

(Into high level government offices where they belong? )

#### Mr. Robin Parsons

In three hundred years, only a quadrillion?? huh?? what?? who did the math????

#### Integral0

naw you see, its priceless . . . we all get the one way ticket to the end of the earth . . . front row seats anyone?

#### MasterKung

so after laughing at the problem for a quite a while i began to wonder...whats the answer? how do you solve this problem, i mean obviously you should spend whatever it takes THE ENTIRE HUMAN RACE IS ON THE LINE but what does the instructor for this class expect.
i mean really, if one day im in charge of the world and an asteriod is going to destroy the earth i want to know how much money im going to have left over for the after-party

#### Bystander

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What is this thread doing in Gen. Disc. rather than Gen. Eng.? Cost analysis is very much a part of engineering; what fraction of resources to spend today on something that's 300 years away vs. the immediate demands on those resources could stand a little more serious discusssion.

#### ThOrNe

i'd be willing to spend whatever change i have in my pocket...considering i don't pass a needy bum on the way to the donation box. lol

#### Mr. Robin Parsons

Originally posted by ThOrNe
i'd be willing to spend whatever change i have in my pocket...considering i don't pass a needy bum on the way to the donation box. lol
So I'll accept cheques, cash, money orders, whatever manner you can find to send it to this "needy bum"......

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