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.

Math  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 $

Math  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.

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

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