# How many times can you fold a piece of paper in half?

namealwaystaken 2009/07/03 04:53:52
 This many... Are you seriously asking me to fold paper?
You!
For a while it was believed that it was impossible to fold a piece of paper (no matter size or thickness) in half more than seven times. Many mathematical equations were done to try and prove/disprove this. Currently a girl named Britney Gallivan holds the record for folding a piece of paper 12 times. HOW MANY TIMES CAN YOU FOLD IT?

According to wikipedia, "Folding a piece of paper in half 100 times, if it were possible, would produce a stack of paper approximately 8×10^22 miles in height."

8x10^22 miles = 13617944576.929 lightyears.

### Top Opinion

• Johnny "Nihasa" Robinson 2009/07/03 07:08:30
Are you seriously asking me to fold paper?
Depends on what size the paper is.
Omfg, it's true, only about 6 times without hurting yourself.

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• 2011/12/19 03:57:12
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i folded an A4 piece 7 times
• Kinzie 2011/01/14 01:00:25
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I can only get it 8 times
• Fingon Celebrindal 2009/07/04 00:02:04
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8 times is the maximum i have gone..
• Warren - Novus Ordo Seclorum 2009/07/03 15:02:01 (edited)
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Six times for a 8 1/2 x 11" piece.

If I unfold it after each time, probably about 10,000 times before the paper or my wrist falls apart.
• Estick 2009/07/03 14:23:52
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They did this one on Mythbusters...

• Warren ... Estick 2009/07/03 15:12:55
Great video. If anyone's ever seen puff pastry made, I believe they fold the dough at least that number of times, but stretch it each time. Eventually the layers are about the same width as a gluten molecule in the dough!
• Jehnyhal~ Hope Not Hate~the... 2009/07/03 12:57:54 (edited)
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Seven. I'm proving the rules for once...
• Red high priestess in Nyx I... 2009/07/03 12:57:12
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Seven(the magical number)!
• Sparky066 2009/07/03 12:49:33
Are you seriously asking me to fold paper?
• Johnny "Nihasa" Robinson 2009/07/03 07:08:30
Are you seriously asking me to fold paper?
Depends on what size the paper is.
Omfg, it's true, only about 6 times without hurting yourself.
• namealw... Johnny ... 2009/07/03 07:16:24
yea, I remember doing it a few times, it can be pretty painful.
• Johnny ... namealw... 2009/07/03 07:18:04
Hurt my wrist. lol
• *~The Doctor's Rose♥~* 2009/07/03 05:50:52
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I think 6, cuz that's how many times I did it.
• namealw... *~The D... 2009/07/03 06:04:24
haha, thank you!
• BJ 2009/07/03 05:24:16
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7 i thought it was
is this a trick question?
• namealw... BJ 2009/07/03 05:30:29
No trick question. So far the record is 12.
• Philo-Publius 2009/07/03 05:10:20 (edited)
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Once, right? Any more than that and you're folding it in 1/4ths, 1/8ths, 1/16ths, etc., right? It's the same piece of paper.
• namealw... Philo-P... 2009/07/03 05:19:11
Haha, you make a good point, but the question wasn't a trick question. I really wanted you to try it.
• trish 2009/07/03 05:05:02
Are you seriously asking me to fold paper?
one this is a weird question two i cant find a piece of paper rite now it way to dark
• mab~IFIT 2009/07/03 05:04:42
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11 or 12 but I think Mythbusters actually did more folds with an airplane hangar size piece of paper.
• pyromaniaticwhale17 2009/07/03 05:01:56
Are you seriously asking me to fold paper?

if its a square then 4 [i think]
• Jester 2009/07/03 05:01:51
Are you seriously asking me to fold paper?
I can pull a sheet out of the printer and give it a go and find out.
• Jeff 2009/07/03 05:00:14
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At LEAST 90... I wasn't trying though.

Funny... I folded it so many times in half that it was the width of the known universe.... odd. lul