You need to fold an average piece of copy paper 42 times in half to reach the moon.
Here's how to figure that out:
The average distance to the moon from Earth's center is 384,403 km, and the average thickness of a sheet of paper is about .1 mm or .0000001 km.
Now, every time we fold the paper, it's thickness will double. When you repeatedly double a quantity, you can calculate what that quantity will be after a certain number of doublings with this formula:
where P is the original quantity, and n is the number of doublings.
Putting our number for paper thickness in:
we find the number of folds, n, required to reach the moon by simply setting this formula equal to the distance between Earth and the moon and solving for n:
(.0000001 km)*2^n = 384,403km
2^n = 384,403 km/.0000001 km
n = log base 2 (384,403 km/.0000001 km)
n = 41.8058
Since folding only eight tenths of a time doesn't make sense, we round up to 42.
It would take 42 times to fold an average 8.5 by 11 piece of paper to reach the moon!<3
You can fold a piece of paper 12 times.114 times
You can't fold a piece of paper 50 times
NO nick it would not reach the moon
you can fold a 4 piece in half 5 times
it depends on what size paper it is but for the A4 size you can fold it 7 times
snowflakes have 6 sides, so you fold the piece of paper 3 times.
you are folding it, there is still only one piece of paper
It's physically impossible to fold a piece of paper more than 7 times.
If your paper is large enough, yes.
it depends on how you fold it. if you fold it like in a boat or hot dog way 10 times, it will be hard. but if there is no pattern to it, yes you can Actually, if you fold in halves, it is impossible to fold it more than 8 times. If you have a large piece of paper, and you don't fold it in halves, yes, you can fold it more than 10 times.
Get a square piece of paper. Fold it into a triangle (diagnol half) two times.Then, fold it 3 times. Then,fold the little thing in, and you're done.
You can. The present record is 12 times
depends on how you fold it...
a) It depends on paper size, and the quality of the paper.b) A piece of paper may be folded in half approximately 6-7 times consecutively, without unfolding, since the seventh fold and beyond would require bending hundreds (2^n) of layers .MythBusters managed to fold a football field sized piece of paper 11 times.
If you take a single sheet and fold it in half 8 times, the pack will have 64 layers.
As many times as you want or need to. I hoped this helped!!!!!!! Wrong!^You can only fold a piece of paper up to seven times, no matter how large the piece of paper. So technically, this statement is very wrong! Sorry to whoever answered this before me.
Eight, no matter how thin or large the paper is. Not sure one can prove this, but try it.
3 times 1st step is fold paper in half 2nd fold it again in half and 3rd fold it a third time in half. open it an u get eight equal sections
It depends on size and thickness, but no mater either of these, no piece of paper can be folded more than 7 times.
42 times! And 94 times to get it the length of the whole visible universe!(: