#### JustAnotherSquid

##### Used to ride a motorcycle

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Since both topics were unceremoniously kicked out of the other thread, they need a new home. Voila! They have one!

EZ-UP has a decent sale on shelters this weekend. The Ambassador is $129:

And the Pyramid (I think this is what we have?) is $259:

Fun question: Theoretically, if you could fold a piece of paper in half as many times as you wanted, how many times would you have to fold it until it reached the moon?

Answer: When the moon is closest to the earth, it is 225,623 miles away. There are 5280 feet in a mile, so let's call that 1,191,289,440 feet.

Copy paper is about .004 inches thick. There are 12 inches in a foot so let's call that .0003 feet thick.

If you fold a piece of paper in half once, it's new thickness is .0003*2, twice it is .0003*2*2 or .0003*2^2, and three times it is .0003*2*2*2 or .0003*2^3. So in general:

For

We want to know how many times we have to fold it to reach the moon, so all we have to do is solve for

.0003*2^

2^

ln(2^

Thus you would have to fold a piece of paper 42 times in order for it to reach the moon.

EZ-UP has a decent sale on shelters this weekend. The Ambassador is $129:

### Ambassador™ Shelter

With the Ambassador™ shelter, it allows style and portability to come together. This 10’x10’ shelter has a modern design; all while being constructed with the latest technology and materials that E-Z UP has to offer. 100 Square Feet of Shaded Area Provides Increased Headroom with Clear-Span...

www.ezup.com

And the Pyramid (I think this is what we have?) is $259:

### Pyramid™ 10' x 10' Shelter

The Pyramid™ 10’ x10’ canopy tent's high-strength, powder-coated steel frame and end caps ensure improved durability and an increased lifespan. This product is also backed by a 3-year warranty and a 100% satisfaction guarantee for greater peace of mind when purchasing it. With 7 vibrant colors...

www.ezup.com

Fun question: Theoretically, if you could fold a piece of paper in half as many times as you wanted, how many times would you have to fold it until it reached the moon?

Answer: When the moon is closest to the earth, it is 225,623 miles away. There are 5280 feet in a mile, so let's call that 1,191,289,440 feet.

Copy paper is about .004 inches thick. There are 12 inches in a foot so let's call that .0003 feet thick.

If you fold a piece of paper in half once, it's new thickness is .0003*2, twice it is .0003*2*2 or .0003*2^2, and three times it is .0003*2*2*2 or .0003*2^3. So in general:

For

*n*folds, the thickness will be .0003*2^*n*.We want to know how many times we have to fold it to reach the moon, so all we have to do is solve for

*n*:.0003*2^

*n*= 1,191,289,4402^

*n*= 3,970,964,800,000ln(2^

*n*) = ln(3,970,964,800,000)*n**ln(2) = ln(3,970,964,800,000)*n*= ln(3,970,964,800,000) / ln(2)*n*~= 41.85Thus you would have to fold a piece of paper 42 times in order for it to reach the moon.

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