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My friend and I are doing this math challenge for fun, and we're stuck, and need some help.
So the question says How many square feet would a billion asterisks cover?

          They told us that on one paper, there are 11,376 MILLION asterisks.
                                                                                                                       Please help. Thank you!!
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How many square feet on one paper?
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Well when the laptop measured the paper, they said one side is 10 7/8, and the other side is 8 3/4. so yeah.
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"they said one side is 10 7/8, and the other side is 8 3/4. so yeah."
most paper in the US is 8.5 by 11 inches.
Do you want to use that, or your measurements?
in any case do what people have already told you in your previous questions.
Multiply the height by the width. If the lengths were in inches then divide by 144, the number of square inches in one square foot.
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You can make some estimates to help check any of your math.

A sheet of paper 10 7/8 by 8 3/4 is about 2/3 of a square foot. And 11,376 million... hmmm... Is that a little over 11 million where the comma is the 'decimal point'? Or is the comma just a separator so that it's "eleven-thousand three-hundred and seventy-six" million? And how many "million" are in your "billion"?

Tom
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In the last question there were 11,376 asterisks on a piece of paper 8.5" x 10.875" which made 17,215.3064 asterisks per square foot. If that's still the case, then it would take a 58,087.84 square feet of paper to hold 1,000,000,000 asterisks.
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Okay.
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Why a "B"? Is the answer not accurate?
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