# The Rice And Chessboard Story

In case you had been to take a chess common chessboard, and place one grain of rice on the primary sq., two on the second, 4 on the third and so forth, you’ll find yourself with 18,446,744,073,709,551,615 grains of rice – that’s an enormous quantity of rice! In case you had been to take every grain and line them up subsequent to one another, you can journey roughly 15 light years.

A contemporary model, if you happen to like, of the rice and chessboard legend. It goes like this.

You’re provided a job, which lasts for 7 weeks. You get to decide on your wage.

Both, you get \$100 for the primary day, \$200 for the second day, \$300 for the third day. Every day you might be paid \$100 greater than the day earlier than.
Or, you get 1 cent for the primary day, 2 cents for the second day, 4 cents for the third day. Every day you might be paid double what you had been paid the day earlier than.

### Which do you select?

Most individuals unfamiliar with this type of dilemma will select the primary choice.

For the primary selection, the individual earns \$2800 in week 1, then \$7700, \$12600, \$17500, \$22400, \$27300 then \$32200, for a grand whole of \$122,500

For the doubling scheme, the individual earns \$1.27 in week 1, then \$162.56, \$20807.68, \$2,663,383.04, \$340,913,029.12, \$43,636,867,727.36 then \$5,585,519,069,102.08 for a complete of \$5,629,499,534,213.11.

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