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How high is a stack of $100 bills in a $billion??

May27

This caught my attention in one of the dailies;

“Imagine a $100 bill,” I began. “Now imagine a wad of them from the bank wrapped up tight. There’s a hundred of them. That’s $10,000. Now imagine stacking wads of $100 bills one on top of another…

“A hundred wads and you have a metre. That’s a million dollars. A million dollars is a stack of $100 bills a metre high.

So how high is a billion dollars?”

There was much scratching of heads and furrowed brows as the men tried to do the sum in their heads.

I triumphantly declared: “It’s a kilometre!”

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