# Billion rubles - how much it is actually

## A Life / / December 19, 2019

## The road from "Sheremetyevo" to the center of Moscow

The red carpet has long been no surprise. What if pave the way rubles? Imagine that you have arrived at "Sheremetyevo" and in your suitcase billion rubles five thousandth bills. Stacking one by one banknote and stepping on them, you can get to the center of Moscow.

Not fast, of course - have to walk 30 km. But how effectively. And by the way, you still have money left on it to pave the way one and a half kilometers long. You can walk to the Red Square, or to hire someone who will stack the bills for you. Not lordly thing - to bend each piece of paper.

## pool coin

Remember how Scrooge McDuck literally swimming in money? With billions of rubles you can afford more, and not so. To implement the idea of a cartoon we need coins. A lot of coins.

To understand exactly how many, we include logic and remember the lessons of physics. The coin has a cylindrical shape. And no matter how we tried to put metal kruglyashi closer to each other, like in Tetris will not work - will still be space between the coins. Therefore, we calculate the volume that occupies and the cylinder itself, and air. Mentally dorisovyvat coin corners and get a cuboid. This interesting formula is: V = 2r × 2r × h or V = 4r²h. It turns out that desyatirublovka occupies space in the volume of 1,064.8 cubic millimeter.

Being a billionaire, you will be able to fill those coins 25-meter swimming pool with a width and a depth of 2 m. And if instead of 10 rubles to take 1 ruble, the 6 pools at all happens. And not just to fill to the brim, and even with gorochkoy top.

## Wallpapers of money for a one-bedroom apartment

To simplify the calculations we will not take the specific layout with columns and rounded walls. Consider a small apartment with two rooms of 15 m² each, the average kitchen, and a small corridor. Bathroom in our calculations are not included. Of course, we are rich, but not enough to glue the money on a wall in a room with high humidity.

Thus, area - 34 m². But we are not interested in the floor and the walls. The calculation accept windows and doorways. By complex mathematical operations get a rough area of all walls - 130 sqm.

Let us take as an axiom that a billion rubles - a lot. Therefore, as we will be glued wallpaper banknotes in denominations of 5000 rubles. The area of the banknote is 108 cm². In order to get a billion, we have 200 000 red-pink pieces of paper. Together, they cover an area of 2160 m². Attention! In our apartment only need to paste over 130 m². The remaining cuts will be enough to bring the same beauty as early as fifteen and a half quarters.

## Dozens of blue whales and hummingbirds billion

What if weigh a billion rubles? Compare his weight with the heaviest living being on the planet and with the easiest.

Adult blue whale weighs from 50 to 150 tons. There are, of course, difficult, but now is not about that. Imagine that our underwater dweller eats well, leads to an active lifestyle, measure, and therefore weighs 100 tons. Nice round number.

In monetary calculations also take a comfortable value - 1 ruble. Coin weighs 3.25 g Let's put on the scales billion odnorublovok and imagine that everything fits and nothing is broken. So, the balance will show 3 250 tonnes. Cup of costly burden counterbalance 32-hundred-ton adult whale and another very slim pyatidesyatitonny.

Since hummingbirds everything easier. And though science knows more than 350 species of birds, we take hummingbird ordinary calculations. This winged creature weighs a little more than 3 years Almost as much as the ruble-denominated coin. So a billion and a billion rubles hummingbirds at equal weight.

## Football field

Billion - it is so much that, if you see fit to lay money on the ground, covered area can be measured in football fields. The standard size of the playing area with strikeouts and spare stripes - 70 × 108 meters. Area - 7560 m².

As is the case with the wallpaper, go to the expense of five-thousandth denomination. The area of one - 108 cm. A notes in our imaginary suitcase 200,000. So, if you put all them on the grass, they occupy only 2 160 m².

A is less than a third of the field area. Therefore, the five-thousandth denominations have exchanged for thousands and begin to lay again. On the size of the same notes. Million bill denomination in one thousand rubles 1 can cover a half soccer field.

## truck body

If all of a sudden we decide to carry the pool of coins to another location and call for this truck, then he will have to make several trips.

From the calculations given above, we already know that a billion odnorublovyh coin weighs 3250 tons. That's what transport we need? Huge dump truck! One of the lifting equipment in the world can be a time to carry up to 450 tons. And our coins 7 times more. So the giant dump trucks have to make 7 flights and still a bit more coins left.

## Nine-floor house

Children, answering the question "How much", sometimes say: "To the Sky". And in the case of a billion rubles, they surely could say: "Before the 9th floor."

Let's count together. The exact thickness of the bills on the Central Bank of Russia site is not specified. It may vary depending on the material from which to make money (paper or plastic), through how many hands have been - how much wiped handling. Thus, the thickness of the banknote may be from 0.07 to 0.2 mm. Accordingly, the height of one packet of banknotes in 1000 rubles amount from 0.7 to 2 cm. Let we average 1 cm. Then one billion rubles in the form of a tower of bills - it is 10 or 000 cm to 100 m.

Nine-story building has a height of 27-30 m, the exact figure depends on the height of ceilings in the apartments, floor thickness, the presence of a ground floor and a number of more details. You do not need to include a calculator to figure out that one billion rubles, stacked in 3 nine-fold higher.

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* The calculations are permissible error and rounding numbers to simplify the calculations.