aka How Much Does House Get Paid?
So. If House and the three Cottages each take a seventeen per cent pay cut, House shouldn't have to fire one of the Cottages. Right? So, assuming all the Cottages get paid the same, the equation should look like this:
(H - 17H) + (3C - 17 x 3C) = H + 3C
100h - 17h + 300c - 51c = h + 2c
83h + 249c = h + 2c
83h + 249c = 100h + 200c
49c = 17h
h = 2.88c
So House gets paid 2.88 times as much as each Cottage.
Does anyone think this is even remotely right? Considering I haven't done any math more complicated than 1500 take 500 leaves... shit, too many. Keep typing for about five years now. If (as I assume) it's not right, what is the right equation/answer? C'mon smart people.