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What Does A Trillion Dollars Look Like? All this talk about "stimulus packages" and "bailouts“... A billion dollars... A hundred billion dollars... Eight hundred billion dollars... One Trillion dollars... One Quadrillion... One Quintillion... How much is that?

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One Penny Value:1¢ Width:3/4 of an inch Height:3/4 of an inch Thickness:1/16 of an inch Weight:1/10 of an ounce Area: square inches Let’s start with a penny Probably have one in your pocket.

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Sixteen Pennies To get to big numbers, you have to start small Lay sixteen pennies in a line and you have one foot Stack them and you have an inch Value:16¢ Width:12 inches, (one foot) Height stacked:1 inch Thickness: inches, (1/16 of an inch) Weight:1.6 ounces Area (laid flat):9 square inches

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One Thousand Pennies Value:$10.00 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 1,000 pennies = [5 pennies wide x 5 pennies high x 40 pennies tall]

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Fifty Thousand Pennies Value:$ Width:12 inches, (one foot) Height:12 inches, (one foot) Thickness:12 inches, (one foot) Weight:4,915.2 ounces, (307.2 pounds) Height stacked:3,072 inches, (256 feet) Area (laid flat):192 square feet 49,152 Pennies [16w x 16h x 192 tall] - one cubic foot.

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100,000 Pennies Value:$ 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 98,304 Pennies two cubic feet

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One Million Pennies Value:$10, Width:Four feet Height:Five feet Thickness:12 inches, (one foot) Weight: pounds (3.14 tons) Height stacked:5,228 feet ( 0.99 Miles ) Area (laid flat):3,921 square feet 1,003,776 Pennies [Wall 5’x4’x1’ thick with a 9”x9”x9” cube]

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Ten Million Pennies Value:$100, Width:Six feet Height:Six feet Thickness:Six feet Weight:31.3 tons Height stacked:9.88 Miles Area (laid flat):39,129 square feet (0.9 acres) 10,017,024 [A cube 6 x 6 x 6 feet]

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100 Million Pennies Value:$1,000, Width:12 feet (7 feet) Height:12 feet (7 feet) Thickness:12 feet (7 feet) Height stacked:999 Miles Area (laid flat):390,690 square feet (9 acres) Total weight:312.5 tons (adult Blue Whale weighs less than 150 tons) 100,016,640 [2 cubes, 1-12x12x12 feet, 1-7x7x7 feet]

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Ten Million Pennies Value:$10,000, 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) 1,000,018,176 [Five school buses]

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Ten Billion Pennies Value:$100,000, Width:90 feet Height:11 feet Thickness:205 feet Total weight:31,250 tons Height stacked:9,864 Miles Area (laid flat):897 acres World's population - six billion people (2 per person) US mint makes this many pennies per year 10,000,023,552 [Fifty school buses]

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100 Billion Pennies Value:$1,000,176, Width: feet Height: feet Thickness: feet Total weight:312,555.2 tons Height stacked:98,660 Miles Area (laid flat):8,969 acres If laid out like a carpet, covers 14 square miles Manhattan Island measures 22 square miles Bulverde measures 10 square miles. 100,017,659,336 [One cube measuring 127 x 127 x 127 feet]

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200 Billion Pennies Value:$2,000,353, Width: feet Height: feet Thickness: feet Total weight:625,110.4 tons Height stacked:197,320 Miles Area (laid flat):17,938 acres US Mint estimates about 200 billion in circulation First penny was minted in 1787; 300 billion pennies have been minted in the United States. 200,035,318,672 [Two cubes, each 127 x 127 x 127 feet]

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One Trillion Pennies Value:$10,000,000, 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 1,000,000,016,640 [One cube measuring 273 x 273 x 273 feet]

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One Trillion Pennies Far right - the same football field Moving left (to scale) ◦ Lincoln Memorial (on the back of the penny) ◦ Washington Monument (555 feet tall) ◦ Our cube of one trillion pennies ◦ Empire State Building (1,250 feet tall) ◦ Sears Tower (1,450 feet tall). 1,000,000,016,640 [One cube measuring 273 x 273 x 273 feet]

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Fill the Empire State Building New York's Empire State Building contains 37 million cubic feet of space One cubic foot of pennies = 49,152 total 37,000,000 x 49,152 = 1,818,624,000,000 pennies Value:$18,186,240, Total weight:5,683,200 tons Height stacked:1,793,939 Miles Area (laid flat):163,085 acres 1,818,624,000,000

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Fill Sears Tower Chicago's Sears Tower = 53.4 million cubic feet of space One cubic foot = 49,152 pennies 53,379,000 x 49,152 = 2,623,684,608,000 pennies Value:$26,236,846, Total weight:8,199,014 tons Height stacked:2,588,073 Miles Area (laid flat):235,279.3 acres 2,623,684,608,000

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One Quadrillion Pennies Value:$10,000,670,883, Width:2,730 feet Height:2,730 feet Thickness:2,730 feet Total weight:3,125,000,000 tons Height stacked:986,426,768 Miles Area (laid flat):89,675,161 acres Cube is a half-mile wide and weighs three billion tons. 1,000,067,088,384,000 [One cube 2,730 x 2,730 x 2,730 feet]

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One Quintillion Pennies Value:$10,000,670,883,840, Width:27,300 feet Height: 27,300 feet Thickness: 27,300 feet total Weight:3,125,000,000,000 tons Height stacked:986,426,767,677 miles Area (laid flat):89,675,160,698 acres As carpet, cover the surface of the earth – twice Mt. Everest (29,000 ft.) is only 1,700 feet taller. 1,000,067,088,384,000,000 [1 cube 27,300 x 27,300 x 27,300 feet]

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One Google A Very Big Number (10 36 ) googol = 10 duotrigintillion One google (1 & 100 zeros) = 10,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000, 000,000 duotrigintillion = 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000

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