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How folding paper can get you to the moon - Adrian Paenza

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Can folding a piece of paper 45 times get you to the moon? By seeing what happens when folding just one piece of paper, we see the unbelievable potential of exponential growth. This lesson will leave you wanting to grab a piece of paper to see how many times you can fold it! Lesson by Adrian Paenza, animation by TED-Ed.

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  • Narrator Adrian Paenza
  • Animator Franz Palomares
  • Director Biljana Labović
  • Artist Celeste Lai
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