## Can you fold paper more than 7 times MythBusters?

MythBusters used a sheet of paper the size of a football field. By fold seven, everyone involved in the project finds it very difficult. However, the team eventually manages to fold the paper eight times with no tools. With the assistance of a forklift and steamroller, they get the paper to fold 11 times.

## Can you fold a large piece of paper more than 7 times?

As you can see, paper can be folded more than seven times. You just need to use bigger and bigger pieces of paper to increase the number of folds possible. It can be fun to play with the mathematics of paper folding to see how thickness increases exponentially with each fold.

**Why is it impossible to fold a paper 7 times?**

Trying to fold an ordinary sheet of A4 paper suggests that even eight times is impossible: the number of layers doubles each time, and the paper rapidly gets too thick and too small to fold.

**How thick would paper be if you folded it 100 times?**

With just over 100 folds, the thickness of the paper would be equal to 93 billion light-years. The reason for this is exponential growth. Here’s how the thickness of the paper would grow due to exponential growth. The average paper thickness in 1/10th of a millimeter (0.0039 inches.)

### What happens if you fold 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.

### What happens if you fold a piece of paper 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 true that if you fold a piece of paper 42 times?**

**What if we fold a paper 42 times?**

#### What would happen if you folded a piece of paper 42 times?

#### What would happen if you folded a piece of paper 103 times?

It’s just a matter of math, really. Fold an A4 once and it will be twice as thick, fold it again and it will be four times as thick as it initially was. Turns out, according to Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, if you do this 103 times the sheet’s thickness will be larger than the observable Universe: 93 billion light-years.

**What if we fold a paper 50 times?**

**What happens if you fold a piece of paper 103 times?**