Letter: Put to the test

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The Independent Online
IN THE excerpt from Peter Robinson's new book Snapshots from Hell ('Through hellfire to an MBA', Business, 11 September) he quoted Professor George Cooper asking how thick a single sheet of paper would be if it was folded 32 times.

This is a pointless exercise if ever there was one since no sheet of paper, whatever its size, can be folded in half more than seven times.

I am amazed that the clever professor didn't know this; which he would have done had he used his intuition and actually put his theory to a practical test.

Joan A Good

London SW6

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