October 15, 2016

If you could fold a piece of paper 42 times, it would reach the moon.

Simple  Maths, but tough to relate to this fact considering that the thickness  of an average paper sheet is 0.01 cm and distance  of moon from earth is  384,000 kilometers!.

Here is the proof:
Let the thickness of paper be x

On every fold ,the thickness of resulting paper will be 2 times

Therefore for 42 folds thickness becomes (2^42)  times x

Assuming x to be 0.01 cm , (2^42) times x becomes roughly 439,804 km. And distance of moon from earth is 384,000 km.

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