Help with math
 01-04-2005, 03:40 PM #1 Guest   Posts: n/a Help with math I saw on a news program,that between 7 & 8 trillion dollars had been spent in the "war on poverty" in the last 40 years. I need help on how much this is per person, per year, per month. I think we are getting close to 300 million in population now,I know we were not 40 years ago. But try using 300 million and the lower number of 7 trillion and see how much the govt. has spent on each of use over the last 40 years. I tried it ,but I must have did it wrong . The numbers seemed to big. __________________
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Re: Help with math
 01-04-2005, 04:34 PM #2 Recycles dryer sheets   Join Date: Nov 2004 Posts: 283 Re: Help with math Not a hard task - 7 trillion is seven million millions - divided by 300 million results in 0.023333 million dollars per person for 40 years or \$23,333.33. Rounding up to \$24,000 per person for 40 years gives an average of \$600 per year or \$50 per month per person. Don't know where you're going with this but these are the numbers - JohnP __________________ __________________ Dad's Dream; to have enough money someday to live the kind of life my wife and kids do... Life is what happens while you are making other plans... John Lennon... the more you look, the more you see...
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 01-04-2005, 04:37 PM #3 Recycles dryer sheets   Join Date: Dec 2002 Posts: 290 Re: Help with math \$7 trillion equals \$7000 billion. 300 million people equals 0.3 billion people. This works out to \$7000/0.3 or about \$23000 per person, total, over 40 years. Divide by 40 and you get around \$600 per person annually. [ A little less when using \$7 trillion, a little more at \$8 trillion.] Have fun. John R. __________________
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01-04-2005, 04:41 PM   #4

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 Not a hard task - 7 trillion is seven million millions - divided by 300 million results in 0.023333 million dollars per person for 40 years or \$23,333.33. * Rounding up to \$24,000 per person for 40 years gives an average of \$600 per year or \$50 per month per person. * Don't know where you're going with this but these are the numbers - JohnP
Much cheaper than Prisons or Law Enforcement
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 01-04-2005, 05:04 PM #5 Guest   Posts: n/a Re: Help with math Not all 300 million are in poverty. Say maybe 10 to 30 million .How much would that be . Thanks in advance. __________________
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01-04-2005, 05:14 PM   #6

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 I saw on a news program,that between 7 & 8 trillion dollars had been spent in the "war on poverty" in the last 40 years
Which 'news program' did you see this on? - The Rush Limbaugh show?

Before we start doing the math, let's check your source. It may be more telling than what is on our calculators.
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01-04-2005, 05:30 PM   #7
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 Much cheaper than Prisons or Law Enforcement
Given that I live next to the 3rd largest welfare city in the US, and a quick read of the local news, I think some combination of those factors is being brought to bear...
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 01-04-2005, 05:45 PM #8 Cut-Throat   Posts: n/a Re: Help with math Nice to see you posting again TH - I missed your Humor! __________________
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 01-04-2005, 05:56 PM #9 Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)Give me a forum ...   Join Date: Dec 2003 Location: Losing my whump Posts: 22,697 Re: Help with math I missed you bunch of rat #%\$@'s too But its a temporary daliance...I've got 2, maybe 3 weeks to finish the wifes old house remodel and get it on the market before we're parents. EEEK! __________________ __________________ Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Just another form of "buy low, sell high" for those who have trouble with things. This rule is not universal. Do not buy a 1973 Pinto because everyone else is afraid of it.

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