# What would you choose: \$5 million today or \$0.01 that doubles daily for one month?

Let me guess the answer: \$5 million today. But let’s calculate how much you will lose by not accepting \$0.01 that doubles daily.

1. 0.01*2= 0.02
2. 0.02*2= 0.04
3. 0.04*2=0.08
4. 0.08*2=0.16
5. 0.16*2=0.32
6. 0.32*2=0.64
7. 0.64*2=1.28
8. 1.28*2=2.56
9. 2.56*2=5.12
10. 5.12*2=10.24
11. 10.24*2=20.48
12. 20.48*2=40.96
13. 40.96*2=81.92
14. 81.93*2=163.84
15. 163.84*2=327.68
16. 327.68*2=655.36
17. 655.36*2=1,310.72
18. 1,310.72*2=2 621.44
19. 2,621.44*2=5,242.28
20. 5,242.28*2=10,485.76
21. 10,485.76*2=20,971.52
22. 20,971.52*2=41,943.04
23. 41,943.04*2=83,886.08
24. 83,886.08*2=167,772.16
25. 167,772.16*2=335,544.32
26. 335,544.32*2=671,088.64
27. 671,088.64*2=1,342,177.28
28. \$1,342,177.28*2=\$2,684,354.56
29. \$2,684,354.56*2=\$5,368,709.12
30. \$5,368,709.12*2=\$10,737,418.2
31. \$10,737,418.2*2=\$21,474,836.4

Possible outcomes:

If in month 28 days than it’s better to take \$5 million.

If in month 29 days than it’s better to take \$0.01 that doubles every day. You will make \$368,709.12 more than if you take \$5million.

If in month 30 days that it’s better to take \$0.01 that doubles everyday. Total outcome will be 10,737,414.2

If in month 31 days than you will make \$21,474,836.4

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## 1 Comment

1. Street Sage says:

Oh my!!!.
Very interesting