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  Mathematics: Every person on their square meter
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26th Apr 2012, 11:56 AM

World population counts 7 billion people. If you put everyone on their square meter and make them stand next to one another, how big would the area people are standing on needed to be? Is North America large enough for this experiment?

This is kind of basics of mathematics, so ?

changed: mat (13th Nov 2012, 2:41 PM)
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29th Apr 2012, 2:46 PM
That would be 7 billion square meters, which is equal to 7000 square kilometers.

USA area is about 9,826,675 square kilometers big. Let's now calculate how much is 7000 in percentage to the whole US of A.

7000 / 9,826,675 * 100 = 0,07 %

So if all people on the world would stand next to one another on their own square meter, they would only take 0,07% of the USA area.

We would only fill half of the Connecticut, which is the 4th smallest state of USA!

Do you still believe there isn't any more room for new people?


changed: TheDude (29.4.2012, 14.49.19)
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30th Apr 2012, 12:25 PM
Awesome work mate
Everyone, start asking other people with this question and make it interesting by adding how many Canadas for example would be enough. You will be surprised by answers
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29th Jun 2012, 7:21 AM
Whoa, that's significantly smaller area than I would have thought!
changed: KimmyK (29.6.2012 ob 08.51.16)
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27th Jun 2013, 4:00 AM
What if each one of us had our own square mile?
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27th Jun 2013, 12:49 PM
Belgium would be enough, when every person would have their own 1 square mile.

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