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Brooke uses a paper cutter to cut a 0.004 inch thick piece of paper in half. She then stacks the two halves on top of each other and cuts them in half again. She repeats the pattern until the stack becomes too thick for the paper cutter to cut. If the maximum thickness that the paper cutter can cut is 0.12 inches, how many pieces of paper will she have at the end of this process?

A. 16
B. 24
C. 32
D. 48
E. 64


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\([log_2 (.12/0.004)]+1=5\)

She can cut stack 5 times.

Total number of pieces of paper= 2^5=32

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Brooke uses a paper cutter to cut a 0.004 inch thick piece of paper in half. She then stacks the two halves on top of each other and cuts them in half again. She repeats the pattern until the stack becomes too thick for the paper cutter to cut. If the maximum thickness that the paper cutter can cut is 0.12 inches, how many pieces of paper will she have at the end of this process?

A. 16
B. 24
C. 32
D. 48
E. 64


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