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It would take 42 times to fold an average 8.5 by 11 piece of paper to reach the moon!<3

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That could not be done unless you stacked the molecules of the piece of paper on top of each other.  To actually be able to have something that would be able to actually fold that many times, it would have to be hundreds if not thousands of square km.

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If you fold a piece of paper in half 50 times would it reach the moon?

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If you folded a piece a paper 50 times how tall would it be?

A normal piece of paper is about 0.0038 inches thick. So, if the paper were to be folded 50 times, it would become, essentially, 1,125,899,906,842,624 pieces of paper stacked upon one another. Therefore, you would multiply the above number by 0.0038 and that would be 4278419646001.97 inches or 67,525,562.594 miles of paper. So, a normal 8 1/2 by 11 piece of paper folded 50 times would be 67,525,562.594 miles, which is 141 times the distance the Moon is to the Earth.

Can you only fold paper 7 times?

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Is it possible to fold a piece of paper more than seven times?

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If you fold a piece of paper in half 50 times how tall would it be?

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