'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Sunday, 9 August 2015

How to Multiply by 2 Billion

Shame I can't do it in my bank account…


7 comments:

  1. Demolition Companies should see this.

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  2. Fantastic! Thanks for that.

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  3. You got me thinking about multiplying 7,358,472,891 by 3,519,642,805 and how long it would take? Then think of dividing? I'm getting carried away! Have a great day.

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    1. Red, you impress me.

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  4. Tried to figure out where the factor 1,5 comes from. Must be rounded off 

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    1. Almost certainly rounded. Probably altered by air pressure too, and therefore by altitude.

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  5. Thanks for your comments guys
    Cro - I agree, I wonder why they haven't. Possibly it's a amount of space required. And maybe also the energy required to lift the last block upright in the first place.

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