Murphy's Law Calculator

From a formula for * Sod's Law provided by British Gas: ((U+C+I) x (10-S))/20 x A x 1/(1-sin(F/10))

"anything that can go wrong, will go wrong!"

Find out in advance whether you will be able to successfully repair your VCR, get to a meeting on time, impress your date, or be a success at any activity whatsoever !

Urgency: - how urgent is this task ? (9 = right away, 1 = sometime this year, maybe)
Importance: - how important is this task ? (9 = absolutely critical, 1 = complete waste of time)
Complexity: - how complex is this task ? (2 = "a child could do it", 8 = brain surgery)
Skill: - what is your skill level for this ? (1 = complete klutz, 9 = expert)
Frequency: - how often do you have to do this ? (1 = just once, 9 = every day)

British Gas commissioned Dr David Lewis, a chartered psychologist; Dr Keylan Leyser, an economist and business consultant; and Philip Obadya, a mathematician, to devise the formula. Likelihood scores are for a typical adult and are based on the nation-wide survey of 1023 adults, conducted by Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) that the team used to test their work.

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Note: Murphy's Law has long been known in the UK as "Sod's Law". Murphy seems to be circa WWII vintage (1940's)

Andrew Daviel <> TRIUMF