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For those wanting to deep dive into the math used in the development of The Adventures of Trillion Boy (A Coloring Book for Kindergarteners and Congress) the following data was utilized.  Figures in the book were rounded down in most cases for readability.  Utilizing the data below (in no particular order), along with the information presented in each scenario, exact calculations can be made. 

Time

One minute equals sixty seconds

One hour equals sixty minutes

One day equals 24 hours

One year equals 365 days

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Distance

One foot equals twelve inches

One-mile equals 5280 feet

One foot equals 304.8 millimeters

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Standard data utilized:

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Weight

One pound equals 454 grams (rounded up to whole gram)

One pound equals 16 ounces

Additional data utilized

A $1 bill is .0043 inches thick and weighs one gram

The circumference of the Earth is 24,900 miles

A standard yellow pencil is 7.5 inches long

The average distance to the moon is 238,900 miles or 477,800 miles roundtrip

The average adult elephant weighs 8800 pounds

The average donkey weighs 450 pounds

The average grain of basmati rice is 6.61 millimeters long

Round trip air distance from Washington DC to San Diego is 4552 miles

A penny is 1.52 millimeters thick

The Washington Monument is 555 feet tall

An Olympic swimming pool holds 660,000 gallons of water

The average distance to Pluto is 3.1 billion miles

Direct distance from Key West, Florida to Barrow, Alaska is 5833 miles

The current population of the United States is approximately 330 million

I purposely did not walk through each equation, as I encourage you to use the data in your own equations and see if your answers are approximately the same.  My intent throughout the book is to simply acknowledge and exemplify the immensity of a trillion, not to provide precise mathematical results. 

STEVE  HUMMEL

steve@trillionboy.com