the following is to test your intuitive concept, it is not a test of your mathematical skills.
answer the following question within 3 seconds of reading it.
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?
answer immediately, without thinking.
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.
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!
what is your feeling?
ronsr, who obviously estimated, ill undelete your post in a while
derech who actually looked it up, come on
cant you people follow directions?
Pleas dont try to figure it out
okay nevermind this obviously isnt going to work
its approximately 650 miles
What was the hypothesis this experiment was based on?
Oh my goodness, how could anyone figure it out? Thank you though. I needed a little bit of comic relief from recent events.
the hypothesis is that people have an extremely underestimated concept of a trillion dollars when they hear the word.
i guess well never know
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.
Before or after taxes? You see, the taller the pile the bigger the percentage you’d have to give.
I have no idea. My guess is 40.
400,000 ” high ???
first thought: a lot!
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.
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?
I don’t get it! Is this a joke?
Mod 80: give my poor little brain a break. PLEASE post the answer.