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counting could help

02.07.2009 tags [ change | money ]

If you want to count from 1 to 1,000,000, what do you think how long will it take you?

Make a guess! hours, days? how many?

Well, here's a bit of math to show:

Since counting from 1 to 10 takes only 5 sec. but counting from let's say 999,820 to 999,829 takes more than 10 sec. I checked how much time I need to count from 500,000 to 500,009 ... which took me about 10 seconds. So, basically we could say that we need 1 second per counting 1 number - which equals to 1 million seconds.

That doesn't sound too bad, does it?

Well, 1,000,000 sec divided by 60  to get to the minute, divided by 60 to get to the hour, divided by 24 to figure out how many days ... results in approx. 11.5 days.

That is, if you count 24 hrs non-stop for 11.5 days!

Since one has to eat, drink, pause, sleep, etc. let's say we count "only" 12 hrs a day.

That makes it 23 days to count from 1 to 1 million!

to continue the beauty... how long will it take you to count to 1 billion?

well, that's 23,000 days ... divided by 365 to come to years ... we get to approx. 63 years!

63 years! to count 1 to 1,000,000,000 ... (that's a lot of time)
So, basically, if we could get the politicians and bankers to count the debt they're piling up ... we had a wonderful relaxed time all the way.........

...and every time they come up with new ideas about how to keep us save and protect us and get more money out of us and so on .... we could say: "just keep on counting!" - "dude!" :)