We ran across an interesting math investigation today. How long would it take you to tap your desk a million times?

In our class we started by making taking a ten second sample tap. Next we estimated how many taps that would be in one minute, then one hour, mandate finally one day by using the ten second sample as a basis for our predictions. We changed the ten second sample into minutes by multiplying by 6, then the minute to hour multiplying by 60, the hour to day multiplying by 24.

In my prediction, I estimated that it would take me about 4 hours to tap one million times.

How long would it take you to tap one million times? could you continue and estimate for one billion taps or one trillion taps?

I’d like to know. Tell me how figured you estimate.

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