What If We Fold A Paper 50 Times?

What happens if you fold paper 50 times?

In fact, if you had a sheet of paper, and folded it in half 50 times, how thick would it be.

The answer is about 100 million kilometres, which is about two thirds of the distance between the Sun and the Earth.

And so Accepted Wisdom on Paper-Folding ruled, until 2001..

What happens if you fold a piece of paper 100 times?

The myth: You can’t fold a paper in half more than eight times. * The reality: Given a paper large enough—and enough energy—you can fold it as many times as you want. The problem: If you fold it 103 times, the thickness of your paper will be larger than the observable Universe: 93 billion light-years. Seriously.

Is it true that if you fold a piece of paper 42 times?

So it actually extends past the moon by 45,000km or 28,000 miles. As a note its very hard to fold paper more than 7 times, or anything more than 13 times.

How tall would a paper be if you fold it 50 times?

112,589,991 kmDistance to Moon: 384,400 km. Height of paper folded 50 times: 112,589,991 km.

How many times do I need to fold a piece of paper to reach the moon?

Given a paper large enough—and enough energy—you can fold it as many times as you want . Problem: If you fold it 103 times (only if you could ) , the thickness of your paper will be larger than the observable Universe: 93 billion light-years. Yes,on folding the paper 42 times ,it would reach the moon.

What’s the maximum amount of times you can fold paper?

But thanks to an American high school student, Britney Gallivan, we now know that paper can be folded more than seven times, but not much more – Gallivan currently holds the world record for paper-folding at 12 folds in a single sheet of (toilet) paper.

Can you fold a paper more than 7 times?

Yes, absolutely. A piece of paper can, in fact, be folded more than 7 times. It has been done many times in many places all around the world.

Why can’t we fold paper 7 times?

The commonly accepted wisdom is that you can’t fold a single sheet of paper in half more than seven times. The problem with folding paper in half multiple times is that the paper’s surface area decreases by half with each fold.

What is the world record for folding paper in half?

On 27 January 2002, high school student, Britney Gallivan, of Pomona, California, USA, folded a single piece of paper in half 12 times and was the first person to fold a single piece paper in half 9, 10, 11, and 12 times. The tissue paper used was 4,000 ft (1,219 m; 0.75 miles) long.