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106 billion sticky notes can cover all of Chicago

I like overly blue water caps

Precisely it would take 105,714,892,800 sticky notes to cover every square inch of Chicago. How did I come with that?

3 inch x 3 inch sticky note

63,360 inches per mile
63,360/3=
It takes 21,120 stickies lined up to cover one linear mile.

21,120*21,120=
446,054,400 stickies cover one square mile.

Chicago is 237 square miles of land.
446,054,400*237=
105,714,892,800 sticky notes to cover Chicago.

I was thinking that every time I place a sticky note, how much of Chicago do I cover? 0.000000000945940514% of Chicago. I think that's right. Correct me if my 3:30am math is wrong.



By Matt Maldre on Dec 28, 11 | 3:26 am  |   [1393] Hits  |   permalink | archives

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