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Folding a Paper Can Get You to the Moon


Can folding a piece of paper 45 times get you to the moon? By seeing what happens when folding just one piece of paper, we see the unbelievable potential of exponential growth. This lesson will leave you wanting to grab a piece of paper to see how many times you can fold it!

Lesson by Adrian Paenza, animation by the TED-Ed Animation Team.

View the full lesson: ed.ted.com/lessons/how-folding-paper-can-get-you-to-the-moon

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Submitted: 06/02/2012
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User avatar #2 - jbails (06/02/2012) [-]
But you can't...the end.
User avatar #1 - holowichigo (06/02/2012) [-]
except that would give you a paper larger then what you started with at the beginning, this is just a "what if" kinda of experiment where it is just a cool little fact but impossible in real life, because if full metal alchemist taught me anything that is not equal exchange.
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