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 09-06-2012, 08:18 AM #76 deebeebook Junior Member   Posts: 1 Karma: 10 Join Date: Sep 2012 Device: iPad love Reacher but sometimes things are a little exagerated - for example the money pile that was in the warehouse "...hundred feet long,maybe eighty deep.Maybe sixty high.And full of dollar bills." This is about 17,000 cubic yards ! Considering a cubic yard has approximately 750,000 one dollar bills if stacked neatly therefore if warehouse full it would contain \$12,500,000,000 !!!! \$40,000,000 would equal about 53cubic yards which is only 5yards(15ft) by 5yards(15ft) by just over 2 yards(7ft) high - even if it was just thrown round loosly you can see it is not the mountain that is described - would just fill the average size living room in a house !!
09-06-2012, 10:48 AM   #77
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 Originally Posted by deebeebook love Reacher but sometimes things are a little exagerated - for example the money pile that was in the warehouse "...hundred feet long,maybe eighty deep.Maybe sixty high.And full of dollar bills." This is about 17,000 cubic yards ! Considering a cubic yard has approximately 750,000 one dollar bills if stacked neatly therefore if warehouse full it would contain \$12,500,000,000 !!!! \$40,000,000 would equal about 53cubic yards which is only 5yards(15ft) by 5yards(15ft) by just over 2 yards(7ft) high - even if it was just thrown round loosly you can see it is not the mountain that is described - would just fill the average size living room in a house !!
The books are definitely exaggerated. It's part of the genre though so I suspect that calculations aren't done very carefully when trying to make a point...or draw a picture!