Posted by TJ on .
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,
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,
By the way it is impossible to make stack of pennies 10 miles high.
Mount Everest is 5.499053 miles high. 
Math 
Steve,
doesn't mean it can't be done. Just put 'em in a 10mile tube...

Math 
Anonymous,
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