If a train leaves Houston at 60mph…

There are some people who insist everything can be represented by a mathematical formula (including, for example, God). I am not a mathematician, nor especially holy, but I do excel at being lazy. That said, there is apparently a mathematical formula for how much you’re going to procrastinate.

Via Lifehacker:

The equation’s factors are the desire to complete the task (U); the expectation of success (E); the value of completion (V); the immediacy of task (I) ; and the personal sensitivity to delay (D). The magic formula is U = E x V / I x D.

Apparently, the discoverer thought up the formula “by suffering from a particularly acute case of it in his own schooling.” Good to know even procrastination can get you somewhere.

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