How Folding Paper Can Get You to the Moon

Paul O'Flaherty

MythBusters showed us that you

target=”_blank”>can’t fold a piece of paper in half more than 7 times, (without heavy lifting equipment and a steamroller) but what if you could? How far would a piece of paper stretch after just 45 folds?

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