# How thick is a sheet of paper folded 50 times?

## How thick is a sheet of paper folded 50 times?

In fact, if you had a sheet of paper, and folded it in half 50 times, how thick would it be? The answer is about 100 million kilometres, which is about two thirds of the distance between the Sun and the Earth. And so Accepted Wisdom on Paper-Folding ruled, until 2001.

**Is it possible all figure fold?**

The rule is: You can fold your paper on one, two, or more folds, but only on the folds we’ve already made. You can’t make any new folds. Trace the different shapes you find.

### How many folds of paper would it take to reach the sun?

51 takes you to the Sun. 81 folds and your paper will be 127,786 light-years, almost as thick as the Andromeda Galaxy, estimated at 141,000 light-years across. Finally, at 103 folds, you will get outside of the observable Universe, which is estimated at 93 billion light-years in diameters. Now go get high.

**What happens if you fold a piece of paper 45 times?**

If we fold a paper 30 times, the thickness reaches 6.67 miles which is about the average height that planes fly. 40 times, the thickness is nearly 7000 miles or the average GPS satellite’s orbit. 45 times, the thickness is now over 250,000 miles and the distance between earth and moon is around 239,000 miles.

#### What if you folded a paper 42 times?

42 folds will get you to the Moon. 81 folds and your paper will be 127,786 light-years, almost as thick as the Andromeda Galaxy. At 103 folds, you will get outside of the observable Universe, which is estimated at 93 billion light-years in diameter.

**How do you divide A4 into 6 equal parts?**

Easy. Fold the A4 paper in half length ways. Next, fold the top 2/3 of the paper in half while folding the bottom 1/3 of the paper so that the top edge of the paper meets the bottom edge of the fold and the bottom edge meets the top edge of the top fold. Next, unfold the A4 paper and you will have 6 equal sizes.

## Can I fold a paper 7 times?

Yes, absolutely. A piece of paper can, in fact, be folded more than 7 times.

**What is the maximum times you can fold paper?**

The commonly accepted wisdom is that you can’t fold a single sheet of paper in half more than seven times. The problem with folding paper in half multiple times is that the paper’s surface area decreases by half with each fold.