If You Could Fold a Piece of Paper 42 times, it Would Reach the Moon
The notion of folding a piece of paper enough times to reach the Moon may sound absurd, but it’s an intriguing example of exponential growth. In theory, if you could fold a standard sheet of paper in half 42 times without any physical limitations, it would reach a height of approximately 384,400 kilometers (about 238,855 miles) – the average distance from the Earth to the Moon. However, in reality, it’s impossible to fold a piece of paper more than about 7-13 times due to the constraints of the material and the limitations of human strength. This paper-folding concept highlights the surprising results that can emerge from exponential processes.