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Folding Paper

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: 06/01/2012
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#3 - StarvedSouthKorean (06/01/2012) [-]
START FOLDING!
User avatar #2 - swimmingprodigy (06/01/2012) [-]
impossible because with each fold you trap air in it.
User avatar #1 - sasquatchjc (06/01/2012) [-]
too bad that the paper would end up at .0001 cm in width :P so you would need a huge piece of paper to get to the moon and back
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