Posted by **Elizabeth Barnes** on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 6:48pm.

Imagine that all the people on Earth could stand side by side together. How much area would be needed? Would all the people on earth fit in Rhode Island? Explain your reasoning. Rhode Island, the smallest state in terms of area, has a land area of 1000 square miles. Assume that there are 6 billion people on earth, and assume that each person needs 4 square feet to stand in.

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