# A Interesting (hopefully) Experiment

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the following is to test your intuitive concept, it is not a test of your mathematical skills.

do not calculate or even estimate the answer.

a stack of hundred dollar bills equaling 1 million dollars is 40 inches high.

how high is a stack of one hundred dollar bills equaling a trillion dollars?

thanks

#788055

ronrsr
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4million inches

#788056

I thought 40 again.

But I’m really bad at math and didn’t know how much a trillion is. After looking it up I’m guessing the correct answer would be 40 million inches or 3 1/3 million feet.

#788057

mommamia22
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I know I’ll hate myself for answering first. I’m terrible in math, but I’d guess 4,000 inches (don’t laugh). A billion would be 100x that of a million, and a trillion would be 100x that of a billion, right? Please let me be right!

#788058

NO MATH!!

ronsr, who obviously estimated, ill undelete your post in a while

derech who actually looked it up, come on

#788059

momma

Pleas dont try to figure it out

#788060

okay nevermind this obviously isnt going to work

its approximately 650 miles

#788061

What was the hypothesis this experiment was based on?

#788062

mommamia22
Participant

Oh my goodness, how could anyone figure it out? Thank you though. I needed a little bit of comic relief from recent events.

#788063

the hypothesis is that people have an extremely underestimated concept of a trillion dollars when they hear the word.

i guess well never know

#788064

bortezomib
Participant

What in the world was the point of that experiment?

One look at that question and my brain started to hurt.

Good thing you gave the answer or I would’ve been nervous all day.

#788065

HaLeiVi
Participant

Before or after taxes? You see, the taller the pile the bigger the percentage you’d have to give.

#788066

mik5
Participant

I have no idea. My guess is 40.

#788067

oomis
Participant

400,000 ” high ???

#788068

wanderingchana
Participant

first thought: a lot!

#788069

ny100k
Participant

I’m not sure what this is supposed to test. A trillion is a million millions. 40 inches x 1,000,000 = 40,000,000 inches or 3,333,333 feet or 631.31 miles.

#788070

littleapple
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It should be 40 million inches , because 1 million times 1 thousand equals a billion times 1 thousand equals a trillion therefore 40 inches times 1 thousand times 1 thousand equals 40 million which is the answer, correct?

#788071

Another name
Participant

I don’t get it! Is this a joke?

#788072

minyan gal
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Mod 80: give my poor little brain a break. PLEASE post the answer.

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