Each time you fold a piece of paper, you double the paper’s thickness. It doesn’t take all that long to even reach the Moon.
The Moon is the closest natural object to Earth.
Its orbital distance ranges from 356,000 to 407,000 km.
Simply folding a paper in half enough times would eventually reach the Moon.
But how many? The answer lies in the mathematics of exponential growth.
To start, you first need to know how thick a single sheet of paper is.
Paper is sold in reams of 500 pages, typically ~5 cm (2 inches) thick.
That implies a single sheet is ~0.1 mm (0.004 inches) thick.
Each time you fold a piece of paper, you double its thickness.