How Folding Paper can get You to the Moon [Video]

By Akemi Iwaya on January 15th, 2013

Adrian Paenza presents a fun TEDEducation talk about exponential growth using the ‘folding of paper to reach the moon’ as his example. How many folds do you think it would take to reach the moon? You just might be surprised!

From YouTube: Can folding a piece of paper 45 times get you to the moon? By seeing what happens when folding just one piece of paper, we see the unbelievable potential of exponential growth. This lesson will leave you wanting to grab a piece of paper to see how many times you can fold it!

How Folding Paper Can Get You to the Moon – Adrian Paenza [via Geeks are Sexy]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 01/15/13
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