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How tall is a stack of 100 dollar bills?

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A stack of 100 dollar bills is approximately 0.43 inches thick. Every paper bill in the United States is 0.0043 inches thick, so 100 bills together is 0.43 inches.

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Each bill is also 2.61 inches by 6.41 inches, making the square area of a bill 16.7301 square inches. Bills have been this dimension since 1929; before that time, bills were 3.125 inches wide and 7.4218 inches long.

Most $100 bills are in circulation longer than lower-denomination bills, as they are handled less. For instance, most $100 bills last about nine years, while a $1 only stays in circulation about a year and a half.

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