What is the maximum number of times a normal sheet of (news)paper can be folded in half by hand?

Raghunath Roy Choudhury 2012/06/26 18:51:30
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• Dickens 2012/06/27 16:05:56
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..I think the maximum is seven times no matter how big the sheet of paper is..
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7....
• sjalan 2012/06/27 05:12:56
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You worded this wrong. Technically the answer is once.

Had you asked the question by adding "repeating the action until it can no longer be folded again in half" the answer is 7.
• Charles E 2012/06/27 01:35:10
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Not more than 7.
• DuncanONeil 2012/06/26 23:45:42
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Actually it is 8
• Rubyking 2012/06/26 21:09:12
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8 swag
• Linnster 2012/06/26 20:21:15
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7 times
• Don Leuty 2012/06/26 20:17:13
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Once
• Caedus01 Sith Lord of the P... 2012/06/26 19:45:48
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anything more than 7 is impossible
• classic 2012/06/26 19:37:10 (edited)
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Depends on how big the paper is,,Standard paper is 7 times, as it becomes to thick to fold...
• Warren - Novus Ordo Seclorum 2012/06/26 19:19:13
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I've heard about 7 times. I remember there was a program on TV where they tried this on a piece of paper the size of an aircraft hanger and they still could not fold it more than about 7 times. The thickness of the folded paper goes as t(n) =t(0)*2^n which quickly becomes unmanageable for large n no matter how thin the paper is.
• Charles E Warren ... 2012/06/27 01:36:46
I think you are correct.
• 0cean3yes 2012/06/26 19:18:19
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I believe it's eleven. I remember MythBusters tested how many times a paper can be folded but they didn't use their hands for that one. I think they said by hand a paper can be folded 11 times..
• Warren ... 0cean3yes 2012/06/26 19:20:00
You might be right, I think Mythbusters is where I saw the paper the size of an aircraft hanger and a team of people trying to fold it.
• 0cean3yes Warren ... 2012/06/26 19:22:01
Yup! That was it.
• LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH 2012/06/26 19:18:01
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ONCE!
• ~[Rachel Mariee]~ 2012/06/26 19:05:46
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i dont know!!
• gfreeman BN-0 2012/06/26 18:59:59
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Eleven.
• flyingseaturtle BN 2012/06/26 18:56:23
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;-)
• me4ever 2012/06/26 18:54:27
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my brother says 8 but i dont know
• u tell me
Is it 7? I have no idea...