explain this, please

This just DOESN’T make sense! Read:

http://www.time.com/time/2002/inventions/rob_tower.html

“Want cheap, green electricity? The Australians have a simple answer.
First, build a 20,000-acre greenhouse to trap and heat air. Then build a
colossal tower 1 km (.62 miles) tall in the middle of it. The warm air
from the greenhouse will rise through the tower as it would through a
chimney, turning turbines and generating enough electricity to power
200,000 Australian homes. It may sound like science fiction, but the
project is on track to get approved by the Australian government. If
completed, the $800 million solar tower will be the tallest man- made
structure in the world.”

Ok, so you build a powerplant that costs $800,000,000.00. That
powerplant is then able to power 200,000 homes:

800,000,000/200,000 == $4,000,000

So $4,000,000 per home is “CHEAP”!?!?

-Mike K.

Re: explain this, please

Mike King wrote:
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> 800,000,000/200,000 == $4,000,000
>
> So $4,000,000 per home is “CHEAP”!?!?

I think your math is way off. Cancel out all the zeros and you get 8,000
then divide by two and you get $4,000.

Re: explain this, please

Shena Delian O’Brien wrote:
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> Mike King wrote:
> >
> > 800,000,000/200,000 == $4,000,000
> >
> > So $4,000,000 per home is “CHEAP”!?!?
>
> I think your math is way off. Cancel out all the zeros and you get 8,000
> then divide by two and you get $4,000.

WHY DO YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO BE RIGHT?!?!

:-p

-Mike K.

PS - :wink:

Re: explain this, please

“Mike King” <mike@webcodefocus.com> wrote in message
news:3DD27C72.47CB9BDA@webcodefocus.com
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>
> Shena Delian O’Brien wrote:
> >
> > Mike King wrote:[color=darkred]
> > >
> > > 800,000,000/200,000 == $4,000,000
> > >
> > > So $4,000,000 per home is “CHEAP”!?!?
> >
> > I think your math is way off. Cancel out all the zeros and you get 8,000
> > then divide by two and you get $4,000.
>
> WHY DO YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO BE RIGHT?!?![/color]

I have also seen Your mathematic problem,
but I thought there are enough other posters to spot it :wink:


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