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Paper thickness to the diameter of the universe in 103 folds
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Paper thickness to the diameter of the universe in 103 folds

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Exponential growth, increase at a constant rate, is a simple and powerful concept that describes phenomena such as economic growth, the spread of disease, growing computing power and the explosion in the use of the Internet. Yet the concept is sometimes difficult for people to grasp. I have found that this simple paper folding exercise to be a great way of introducing the concept to audiences of all levels.

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