So... this one isnt really hard.. but Ive been seeing it crop up all over the bloody place today and since the math is super easy I figured Id drop it in here for a giggle. The Story: The US Powerball is not at 1.3 Billion USD. According to the math, that should put 4.3 MILLION USD in every American's bank account right? Here's the Post: Now, Im no genious at math, but something was way off.. so I did some back of the napkin calculations and was UTTERLY SHOCKED (/sarcasm) to realize that someone's math was off just a little... several 0s worth of off. The math actually works out to $4.30, not $4.3M. 1,300,000,000/300,000,000=4.3, OR to make it easy.. 13/3=4.3 This post is mostly here to poke fun at the American Education system but also as a demonstration at just how bad people are at taking things at face value and not doing a little work on the backend.. This isnt super hard math, just has a lot of Zeros.