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September's Math Challenge
Stretch your brain and take the monthly math challenge. Solve the following problem and bring it into your math teacher for extra credit!!
A penny is about 1/16 of an inch thick.
a.) In 2011 there were approximately 5 billion pennies minted. If all of these pennies were placed in a single stack, how many miles high would that stack be?
b.) In the past 100 years, nearly 500 billion pennies have been minted. If all those pennies were placed in a single stack, how many miles high would that stack be?
c.) The distance from the moon to the Earth is about 239,000 miles. How many pennies would need to be in a stack in order to reach the moon?