Walking Away with a Billion Dollars

My son’s homework from last night. Have fun with this one.

Suppose you inherit one billion dollars. The bank pays you the entire amount of money in $100 bills. About how much will your payment weigh in tons.

Use the information below to solve the problem.

  • You can cover a sheet of paper with about six $100 bills.
  • There are 500 sheets in a ream of paper.
  • There are 10 reams in 1 carton of paper.
  • One ream of paper weighs about 5 pounds.
  • One ton equals 2,000 pounds.

Show all your work. Write an explanation this is clear and easy to follow.


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