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How much money could you make begging on the streets?

Ever wondered?

After hearing plenty of stories about "fake" beggars, I decided to mathematically figure out how much one could earn by begging an entire year.

Final formula:


How I got there…

I am using a bell curve function to find the estimates of earning throughout each day.

Then I use a wave function to find daily earning estimates throughout the week.

After using these two functions to transform the daily earnings, I calculate the summation of an entire year.

I realize that I could use much better functions for estimation, but this was just some quick research.

Finally, if you could find a way to earn $20/hr, you could make $39,030.67 annually according to this formula.