How many times can you

fold a piece of paper? Assume that one had a piece

of paper that was very fine, like the kind they typically

use to print the Bible. In reality, it seems like a piece of silk. To qualify these ideas, let’s say you have a paper that’s one-thousandth

of a centimeter in thickness. That is 10 to the power

of minus three centimeters, which equals .001 centimeters. Let’s also assume that you have

a big piece of paper, like a page out of the newspaper. Now we begin to fold it in half. How many times do you think

it could be folded like that? And another question: If you could fold the paper over and over,

as many times as you wish, say 30 times, what would you imagine

the thickness of the paper would be then? Before you move on, I encourage you to actually think

about a possible answer to this question. OK. After we have folded the paper once, it is now two thousandths

of a centimeter in thickness. If we fold it in half once again, the paper will become

four thousandths of a centimeter. With every fold we make,

the paper doubles in thickness. And if we continue to fold

it again and again, always in half, we would confront

the following situation after 10 folds. Two to the power of 10, meaning that you multiply

two by itself 10 times, is one thousand and

24 thousandths of a centimeter, which is a little bit over one centimeter. Assume we continue folding

the paper in half. What will happen then? If we fold it 17 times, we’ll get a thickness

of two to the power of 17, which is 131 centimeters, and that equals just over four feet. If we were able to fold it 25 times, then we would get two to the power of 25, which is 33,554 centimeters, just over 1,100 feet. That would make it almost

as tall as the Empire State Building. It’s worthwhile to stop here

and reflect for a moment. Folding a paper in half, even a paper

as fine as that of the Bible, 25 times would give us a paper

almost a quarter of a mile. What do we learn? This type of growth

is called exponential growth, and as you see, just by folding a paper we can go very far, but very fast too. Summarizing, if we fold a paper 25 times, the thickness is almost

a quarter of a mile. 30 times, the thickness reaches 6.5 miles, which is about the average

height that planes fly. 40 times, the thickness

is nearly 7,000 miles, or the average GPS satellite’s orbit. 48 times, the thickness

is way over one million miles. Now, if you think that the distance

between the Earth and the Moon is less than 250,000 miles, then starting with a piece of Bible paper and folding it 45 times,

we get to the Moon. And if we double it one more time, we get back to Earth.

My friend thinks it's a lie..😡😡 like come on… How can you get her to believe science?? I don't know how and she says nothing istaller that empire state building and there obviously taller things

No it is fake

2 math problems 13 question each ARG

GREAT!!U CAN TRY DIS 4 ME…

new challenge -> eat and never sh*t = how much will the one grow? if you dont sh*t 89 days you will grow 650 ft and that is where you can beat the champ

The question is who is tall enough to reach and fold it?

i consider that the way of calculate thickness in this film is wrong. when the paper's hardness is enough to support upper half,it will have a height at the bend.

the hands tho

iska baap fold karge paper itna bar.

Is it real

I tried it,it got too hard to fold .-.

1 centimeters

You are made how to posible fold paper?????

Who came here after Tals video

Theooritical value?

But its not an accurate representation of the size of the paper, after just 7 folds it become very small. Folding it 46 times would make it MICROSCOPIC

damn.. that's pretty thicc

Have you tried this …… ted ed

nah even without folding that paper can go uranus

Who’s here for the mcps summer math hw

Can you imagine folding paper as thick as the distance moon to earth? Impossible. It would be like trying to fold a long cylinder – in the height direction.

Now I really wanna try fold paper like 25 times lmao but I can only do 8

Damn it I thought it would be a interesting video, But they screwed this up with a simple exponential Quest

Anyone here after watching Teen Titans Go?

hemm😥

stretches arms over 1,000 kmNow i can fold the paper again lol.But we cannot do this because we can only fold a paper 7 times

Ever notice that when folding paper, most edges no longer line up?

y O U T a k e t h E M O o N

be right back.

1919 : Well have flying cars in 2019!

2019 : FOLDING PAPER TO GET TO THE MOON

Yes about teh height but wut bout the width and deh Lengqht?

H: bigger

W: smaller

L: smaller

The paper will be thicc bruh

I learn that is school just today 1:40

NERDS

Actually this is wrong, you saw this from one perspective. Each time you fold the paper the horizontal space becomes less while vertical and thickness increase. Therefore if vertical increase by two then horizontal decrease by two. So by 45 folds you will probably reach atom level.

except you can't..because reality doesn't work that way. That's the trouble with this kind of mathematics. it's only use is a fun paper joker.

How to do this

1. Get millions of sheets of paper

2. Tape all of them together

3. Start folding

4. Run out of paper

5. Get more taped paper

6. Repeat

In theory ur right but its basically impossible to fold it after 10 times. Unless it was a rlly big peice of paper

If we keep folding the paper won’t it get smaller and smaller???

And how would u be able to fold it when it gets so high and the force needed I imagine it would be too much to fold and also won’t the wind blow it over…

Physicists hate himSo your telling me that if you fold a piece of paper, it won’t actually be half its size,

Bruh

and then you realize that you can't fold piece of paper more than 7 times 😂😂

Why hasn’t nasa picked up on this

Paper cut

I'm trying to use math to keep up but I can't do exponents after 10..

thicness1934: I bet in 2012 we'll have flying cars!

2012:

My brain stopped working… What?

how do you go from cm to miles?

at least include conversions so i dont have to pause the video to check every time

Your math is so wrong if Einstein heard it he'll probably be banging his head on a wall

Wouldn’t the paper get thinner??

No one

No soul on earth :

Narrator :

I'LL MAKE A VIDIO CAULED FOULDING PAYPER THU THE MUUN!New story

How much paper you need to go to the moon

What if you fold it 1.000.000 Times?!??

Got it this time… thanks

Woah you have almost 10M subs

it’s basically just repeating 2×2 again and again

that’s if you fold it in half

The hands looks like it has necrosis

Myth busters let's

3 minutes of life wasted… plus the seconds writing this comment

you do realize how skinny this paper would be

NASA: …Nope, we cant afford a rocket to space.

Me:

folds paper 45 timesNASA:

ITS A MOON LADDERExcept that you can't fold paper more than 8 times. 😉

How can a thing that we barely even think deeply about be used as a method of transportation

wouldn't it gat smaller and smaller bc you're decreasing it by 1/2 so instead of being very tall it would disappear?

By folding it you just get an increased length in the paper,then what about the width it is also decreasing the way length is increasing😬😬

-how tall are you?

-18 folds….

The thing is, you just can't fold it 10 times… (On Earth without vacuum)

Is we fold the paper 13 times it doesn’t exist anymore

they're forgetting that the area of the folded paper halves each time

“No one can get to the moon without a rocket.

Me:

*Takes out piece of paper*but u cant

How is this practically possible

Perhaps they do not understand IF THE DOUBLE CRUSHES IT!

I mean, even if folding it more than 7 times was possible, you wouldn’t be able to continue folding it so

What the heck am I watching?

7 to 8

vat da fuk

I will land on sun

you guys just come to the video folding paper 400 times, the answer are right there

jeeze how big are Bible pages

Fyi, you can't go out from earth using papers. The reason is PHYSICS

Well you’ll weaken paper on bend points .

Fun fact : wet the paper … fold it with out damaging it up to ten times then let it dry

Then laugh at everyone watch this …

Fatality

Has this guy had an expierence in physics or fields of engineering? The amount of force to fold the paper would also increase as you fold. Also the paper should become incredibly thin and brittle. Also the paper couldn't be folded like this because the force used to push it down would crush it on itself.

Soon enough it will be a cube, and one can not fold a cube

Egg Shrekplant

Aight imma head up

Useless

What about the small lengths that are on the curves/edges of the folds, they're ignored here…

Try these . No matter how big the paper u can fold this 7 times.. only trust me.

This was base on Mathematical Calculation but no one done it before

How can you get a topic like this to make a video

Anyways I’m folding papers!

Nd depending on how thick the paper is, if we fold the paper 103 times it’s a thick as the observable universe 🙃🙃

they didn't think of this……… get ,like 2700000000000000 pieces of paper and fold it 4 times each.

Then stack them on top of each other with glue and HEY!!!!!! WE GOTTA SPACE LADDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saale paper to sun tak pahuchne se pehle hi jal jaaega 😁😄😂

No hay suficiente materia en el papel para eso..

10.74 kilometers give or take?

So all that nasa project was a scam!

somebody said fold it 50 time and it'll reach the sun, I say, it'll burn

this is why people steal library books