## Saturday, October 7, 2017

### Pennies

Would you rather have a ton of pennies, four miles of pennies lined up end-to-end, or a stack of pennies half a mile tall? Click below for a hint, or for the answer.

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## Saturday, October 7, 2017

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Pennies

Would you rather have a ton of pennies, four miles of pennies lined up end-to-end, or a stack of pennies half a mile tall? Click below for a hint, or for the answer.

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Would you rather have a ton of pennies, four miles of pennies lined up end-to-end, or a stack of pennies half a mile tall? Click below for a hint, or for the answer.

One penny weighs 2.500 grams (according to the U.S. Mint).

There are about 28.35 grams in an ounce

There are 16 ounces in a pound.

There are 2,000 pounds in a (U.S.) ton.

One penny is 0.750 inches in diameter.

There are 12 inches in a foot.

There are 5,280 feet in a mile.

One penny is 1.52 millimeters thick.

There are 25.4 millimeters in an inch.

There are about 28.35 grams in an ounce

There are 16 ounces in a pound.

There are 2,000 pounds in a (U.S.) ton.

One penny is 0.750 inches in diameter.

There are 12 inches in a foot.

There are 5,280 feet in a mile.

One penny is 1.52 millimeters thick.

There are 25.4 millimeters in an inch.

Four miles of pennies lined up end-to-end would be **$3,379.20**, while one ton is **$3,628.80**, so between the first two options you would be better off to take the ton. However, a stack of pennies half a mile tall would be **$5,293.89**, so the stack is by far the best option.

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