Posted by **TJ** on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 1:49am.

Would you rather have $10,000 or a stack of pennies 10 miles high? After you make your choice, figure out the value of the stack of pennies.

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**Anonymous**, Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 2:17am
1 mile = 5,280 feet

1 feet = 12 inch

1 mile = 12 * 5280

1 mile = 63,360 inch

10 miles = 10 * 63,360

10 miles = 633,600 in

The thickness of a penny = 0.061 in

In 10 miles you have:

633,600 / 0.061 = 10386885.2459 pennys

Value of 1 penny = 0.01 $

10386885.2459 pennys =

10386885.2459 * 0.01 = 103,868.852459 $

stack of pennies 10 miles high = 103,868.852459 $

Or approximately :

stack of pennies 10 miles high = 103,869 $

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**Anonymous**, Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 2:24am
By the way it is impossible to make stack of pennies 10 miles high.

Mount Everest is 5.499053 miles high.

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**Steve**, Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 3:10pm
doesn't mean it can't be done. Just put 'em in a 10-mile tube...

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