How Thick Is Paper?


I always wanted to know how thick paper really is, so here we go.

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Step 1: Paper

I took 20 pieces of office paper.

Step 2: Measuring Paper

Measure all 20 pieces of paper at the same time. I used micrometer.

Step 3: Calculating Thickness

In my case one piece of paper is 0.0975 mm (0.00383858268 inches) thick.

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    Ska Tatanka

    2 years ago

    Why did you measure 20 sheets of paper ? A micrometer can read 1 sheet. It would read 0.004 inches. That is within 2 /10,000 of an inch. Just asking.