a dollar out of 15 centsJanuary 10, 2008
How exactly does one make a dollar out of 15 cents? You hear this phrase in songs all of the time. I tried to figure out how a person can actually make a dollar out of 15c. Here’s what I think.
So you have 15 cents and you want to make a dollar. Forget about how you make your money, I’m more focused on how this is all mathematically possible. It’s easy to say that if you just add 85 cents to the 15 you already have, you’ll make a dollar; but that’s no fun now is it?
Let’s say that you are incrementing your little piggybank savings by the original amount that is used. If you double your amount you’ll have 30 cents. At this rate, if you continue to double your amount you will get to 60 cents, and then eventually to $1.20 cents. But what if you want to just make $1 and nothing more?
Let’s take a different approach. You have 15 cents and you continue to increment your stash by 15 cents. At this rate, you’ll have to increment your amount 7 times (15*7) which will make your original amount over a dollar ($1.05). But still, if you just want to make a dollar, no more no less, what is a person to do?
Trying to get $1 with increments of 15c is somewhat possible. Lets set up a simple equation: 15x = 100
Simply solve for x and you’ll get 6.6c. If you could figure out how to make 6.6 cents, then you could in fact make a dollar out of 15 cents. However, if you are like any other person trying to make a living, cut the crap and get a job that makes real money. ;)