How big does a piece of paper need to be in order to be fold in half 8 times?
There is a myth that says no one can fold a piece of paper in half more that seven times. I tried it and seems to be impossible, however, I know is not because smaller pieces of paper become thicker as you fold them, meaning bigger pieces of paper are thinner and the thin you folds are, the more folds you can do.
You're precisely right! The maximum possible number of folds depends on the length and thickness of the paper.
You can find the formula here:
Britney Gallivan is the one who debunked the 'seven folds' myth and devised the formula.
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