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So you have a chance to work in a pizza parlor for a month. Your offered $30,000 or 1 penny the first day which is doubled every day after. Which do you take.
 

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If you take the penny, and it's doubled every day, it's worth $41,943.04 at the end of day 23.

At the end of 30 days, that penny balloons into $5,368,709.12.

I think I'll take the penny option, plus as much free pizza as I can eat. And that's one deep-pocketed pizza parlor.

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I'll also go with the penny. Free pizza sounds good do you also get free BEER
 

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Big Chris said:
I'd take the 30 thou, and phone in sick on the 2nd day. :calvin:
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JIMMYJOHN said:
I'll also go with the penny. Free pizza sounds good do you also get free BEER
If you get free pizza and free beer it's kind of a toss up. :shock:
 

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jpark said:
If you take the penny, and it's doubled every day, it's worth $41,943.04 at the end of day 23.

At the end of 30 days, that penny balloons into $5,368,709.12.

I think I'll take the penny option, plus as much free pizza as I can eat. And that's one deep-pocketed pizza parlor.

:D
Thanks for doing the math for me!
I'll take the penny option too...and pizza......mmmmmm!!!! :p
 

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jpark said:
If you take the penny, and it's doubled every day, it's worth $41,943.04 at the end of day 23.

At the end of 30 days, that penny balloons into $5,368,709.12.

I think I'll take the penny option, plus as much free pizza as I can eat. And that's one deep-pocketed pizza parlor.

:D
But would they have a loophole on the interpretation of "1 penny the first day which is doubled every day after". It could be read that it is only the first day penny that is doubled. So that you would only get 61 cents.
Also could "every day after" be every second day - so then it would be 31 cents.

I say take the $30,000 and take a sickie with Big Chris :beer:
 

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If you take the penny a day and double it everyday, then after just 22 days your money ahead of the 30K! You'll have a whopping $41,533.44 on the 22nd day...I think I can buy my own pizza after all. ;-)

Day 31, assuming a 31 day month...$4,132,560.64! Now that's what I'd be talking about! :woohoo:
 

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Where is the pizza place at and how do I apply?
 

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I used to work at a pizza place back in my college days. Made lots less than 30K in a year...
 

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Some of the people I work with deliver pizza as a side job. Two say they average about $12 an hour. The others are jealous and won't talk about it... :whistle:
 

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give me the 30g, my luck would be work my [email protected] off for a penny the first day, then the place would fold. :lol:
 

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...or the fine print would read that the penny doesn't really double. It's just added every day: $0.01, $0.02, $0.03...

:doh:
 

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abide01 said:
give me the 30g, my luck would be work my [email protected] off for a penny the first day, then the place would fold. :lol:
You stay away from my company then. Postpone your southern California visit until after this recession. ;)
 

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:lol:
 

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futameca said:
abide01 said:
give me the 30g, my luck would be work my [email protected] off for a penny the first day, then the place would fold. :lol:
You stay away from my company then. Postpone your southern California visit until after this recession. ;)
i won't be able to afford it until after the recession.. :lol:
 

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Good point. :doh:
 
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