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 !

Score: 6.299

Risk Factor: 51040.0

You have a 62% chance of screwing this up ! Call in a professional !

You can minimize your risk by simplifying the task

You can minimize your risk by having a backup plan (redundant circuitry, alternate route etc.)

You can minimize your risk by increasing your skill level (more practice, more training)

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.

- Original 2004 British Gas page on the Wayback machine
- Search Google for the formula
- Murphys-Laws.com links

**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 <advax.at.triumf.ca> TRIUMF