Can You Really Only Fold a Paper Seven Times?

Ali
8 min readJan 8, 2024
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Everybody has met someone who randomly puts forth a claim like “a piece of paper can only be folded on itself seven times.” Because YouTube wasn’t a thing when I was young, as soon as I heard this claim, I ripped out a piece of paper and started folding it. I folded in half once, then twice, and so on until I got to 7 folds. After the seventh fold, my classmates and I could not fold the paper an eighth time, no…

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Ali

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