You see this beautiful thing right here. It's called the moon in case you're not exactly smart enough to know kindergarten astronomy. Now what we're going to do today is talk about how many folds of paper it takes to get to the moon. See guys, real life application of mathematics like your math teacher always said. I mean won't this just be the next groundbreaking mathematics discover that will change life as we know it forever and cure cancer or some other stuff using more vulgar words to emphasize my sarcasm in this being one of the MANY real life applications of 'super fun' mathematics. Sorry rant over now, the next paragraph will have a bit more of an objective sense to it. Okay if you actually read that last paragraph of rants and stuff about this. Then you would realize that I'm going to now get to the point of talking about how many folds it would take to get to the moon. Now from the activity we did before this blog post that you should know about, otherwise I think you went across the wrong weebsite (see what I did there), we found that the formula for the thickness of paper after each fold is 2 to the power of LOVE (more pop culture references yay), but in all seriousness the actual formula is 2 to the power of variable, written in formula form as 2^x. Now we find the distance from the earth to the moon, which is about 15.13 billion inches. Now we just plug in the formula 2^x into a calculator and we zero in on where x would equal 15.13 billion inches and we get to the answer. Now what do you think the answer would be? 20 billion 525,600, 42, 24, some high number that we don't know? Well the answer is 42 folds is all it takes to get to the moon. But try to fold a paper more than 15 times and you'll have the worlds respect. I'm out, peace homies, your wise leader and teacher leaves.
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