How much of an Alex is it?

2007-11-24 21:30:06 UTC

Those of you who listen to MacBreak Weekly are familiar with the imaginary unit of currency, the Alex.

For those of you who don’t listen to MBW: Alex Lindsay, one of the co-hosts, typically goes in for very expensive software—upward of a kilobuck. So his co-hosts defined one Alex as equal to $700 USD (roughly the price of Photoshop at the time). With this, the hosts express the prices of the software that they spotlight each week in fractions of an Alex: a $10 program, for example, would be stated as costing “¹⁄₇₀th of an Alex”. Something that is free costs “zero Alexes”.

To that end, here’s a table of prices expressed in both USD and Alexes. If you ever have an urge to tell a friend how much some piece of software costs, simply look up the price on this table and give it to your friend as a fraction of one Alex. Alternatively, use this converter service, which I created with ThisService.

If you want a more complete table, here’s one from $1 to $14,000.

USD Alex
1.00 ¹⁄₇₀₀
2.00 ¹⁄₃₅₀
3.00 ³⁄₇₀₀
4.00 ¹⁄₁₇₅
5.00 ¹⁄₁₄₀
6.00 ³⁄₃₅₀
7.00 ¹⁄₁₀₀
8.00 ²⁄₁₇₅
9.00 ⁹⁄₇₀₀
10.00 ¹⁄₇₀
15.00 ³⁄₁₄₀
20.00 ¹⁄₃₅
25.00 ¹⁄₂₈
30.00 ³⁄₇₀
35.00 ¹⁄₂₀
40.00 ²⁄₃₅
45.00 ⁹⁄₁₄₀
50.00 ¹⁄₁₄
55.00 ¹¹⁄₁₄₀
60.00 ³⁄₃₅
65.00 ¹³⁄₁₄₀
70.00 ¹⁄₁₀
75.00 ³⁄₂₈
80.00 ⁴⁄₃₅
85.00 ¹⁷⁄₁₄₀
90.00 ⁹⁄₇₀
95.00 ¹⁹⁄₁₄₀
100.00 ¹⁄₇
150.00 ³⁄₁₄
200.00 ²⁄₇
250.00 ⁵⁄₁₄
300.00 ³⁄₇
350.00 ¹⁄₂
400.00 ⁴⁄₇
450.00 ⁹⁄₁₄
500.00 ⁵⁄₇
550.00 ¹¹⁄₁₄
600.00 ⁶⁄₇
650.00 ¹³⁄₁₄
700.00 ¹⁄₁
750.00 ¹⁵⁄₁₄
800.00 ⁸⁄₇
850.00 ¹⁷⁄₁₄
900.00 ⁹⁄₇
950.00 ¹⁹⁄₁₄
1000.00 ¹⁰⁄₇

One Response to “How much of an Alex is it?”

  1. Anono Says:

    LOL

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