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Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Temp Hire for Pennies
You want to hire a temporary employee for one month. You offer him reasonable wages, but the employee suggests an alternative. For the first day of work, he will be paid a penny. For the second day, two pennies. For the third day, four pennies. The salary for each subsequent day will be double the previous day's, until the one month term is over. Ignoring the legalities of such a situation, would it be a good idea to accept the potential employee's proposal?
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No! It would end up costing you $1,073,141,824 by the end of the month.ReplyDelete
now imagine those grains of rice on the chessboardReplyDelete
no way howsy lolReplyDelete
can someone please tell me how to answer this!!ReplyDelete
Hi anonymous , Bookish gave the answer above. You do not want to accept the offer. It would end up being way too expensive.ReplyDelete
hi Mike thanks a lot!but i was wondering how bookish arrived at the answer?ReplyDelete