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  • Formula to determine cubic area of money stacks?

    I am trying to generate an infographic that compares the size of a stack of money to a 6-ft. tall human.

    There will be various sums of money ($1.2 billion, $47.6 million, etc.) so I'm hoping to create the formula in Excel and just plug-in the different dollar amounts to determine the area.

    A $100 bill is .0043 inches thick (.10922 mm), 6 inches wide (152.4 mm) and 2.5 inches tall (63.5 mm)

    So a stack of one thousand $100 bills ($100,000) is 4.3 inches thick.

    If I'm displaying a single stack, it's not a problem. But I may want to have multiple stacks (say a 5-stack by 5-stack array) so the money amount will look more like a cube than a giant, single column.

    This is what's giving me trouble. How can I create a formula to see how big a cube of x number of dollars would be?

    Thanks for your help. Sorry if this is confusing

  • #2
    Re: Formula to determine cubic area of money stacks?

    Originally posted by gubment_cheez
    or you can goalseek in whatever dollar amount you want (by selecting the appropriate set cell in column G) and selecting B2 as the changing cell.
    Thank you very much for your help (I never would have figured this out)

    Could you help me understand the above quote?

    For example, if I'm trying to find the size for $1,500

    Again, I appreciate your help

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    • #3
      Re: Formula to determine cubic area of money stacks?

      What Is the cubic area of 1000 bills

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      • #4
        Re: Formula to determine cubic area of money stacks?

        The basic formula for cubic area (i.e. volume) is Length * Width * Height. Substitute the thickness for the height, and work from there.

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