## Tuesday, August 18, 2015

### How many Pennies Are a Million?

 One Penny 1 value 1¢, (one cent) width 0.75 inches, (3/4 of an inch) height 0.75 inches, (3/4 of an inch) thickness 0.0625 inches, (1/16 of an inch) weight 0.1 ounces, (1/10 of an ounce) area 0.5625 square inches

 One Thousand Pennies 1,000[5 pennies wide x 5 pennies high x 40 pennies tall]  A thousand pennies is only \$10.00 worth of pennies, yet it weighs over six pounds. value \$10.00, (Ten dollars and no cents) width 3.75 inches height 3.75 inches thickness 2.5 inches weight 100 ounces, (6.25 pounds) height stacked 62.4 inches, (5.2 feet) area (laid flat) 562.5 square inches (3.9 square feet)

Hundred Thousand Pennies
 98,304Ninety-eight thousand three hundred and four Pennies[ Two cubic feet ] value \$983.04(Nine hundred eighty-three dollars and four cents) width 24 inches, (two feet) height 12 inches, (one foot) thickness 12 inches, (one foot) weight 614.4 pounds height stacked 512 feet area (laid flat) 384 square feet
 One Million Pennies1,003,776One million, three thousand, seven hundred and seventy-six Pennies[ A wall five by four by one feet thick with a 9-inch cube stepstool ] value \$10,037.76(Ten thousand, thirty-seven dollarsand seventy-six cents) width Four feet height Five feet thickness 12 inches, (one foot) weight 6273.6 pounds (3.14 tons) height stacked 5,228 feet ( 0.99 Miles ) area (laid flat) 3,921 square feet

 One Billion Pennies1,000,018,176One billion, eighteen thousand, one hundred and seventy-six Pennies[ Five school buses. ]  Each of these blocks represents one 9x11x41 foot school bus - as seen below. If you were to stack all these pennies in a single pile, one atop the other, the stack would reach nearly one thousand miles high. For comparison, note that the Space Shuttle typically orbits only 225 miles above the Earth's surface. Only in North America and the general scientific community is this number (1,000,000,000) called a "billion". Most European countries call this number either "one thousand million" or,in some cases, a "milliard". value \$10,000,181.76(Ten million, one hundred eighty-onedollars and seventy-six cents) width 45 feet height 11 feet thickness 41 feet total weight 3,125 tons height stacked 987 Miles area (laid flat) 3,906,321 square feet (89.7 acres)
 One Trillion Pennies1,000,000,016,640One trillion, sixteen thousand six hundred and forty Pennies[ One cube measuring 273 x 273 x 273 feet ]  The same football field, set beside our new cube for scale. value \$10,000,000,166.40(Ten billion, one hundred andsixty-six dollars and forty cents) width 273 feet height 273 feet thickness 273 feet total weight 3,125,000 tons height stacked 986,426 Miles area (laid flat) 89,675.2 acres