My briefcase measures 17" by 12'" by 3.5". Can I fit one million dollars in bills in the case using legal denominations?(Must be in current U.S. Circulation) Bills Only. No checks. If I can fit the million, please show exactly how (layout etc...) If not, give the maximum amount of bills I could fit (its' value) and how (layout).

Guest Apr 19, 2018

3+0 Answers


The largest denomination in US circulation is the $100 bill


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


So the volume of one bill is  (.0043) (6) (2.5)  =  .0645 in^3


And we need  10000 of these to  make a million dollars


So....the volume of 10000 of these is of these is  (10^4)(.0645)  = 645 in^3

And the volume of your briefcase is  (17)(12)(3.5)  = 714 in^3


So.....you could (theoretically) fit all the money in your case


I leave the layout to you....!!!!!



cool cool cool

CPhill  Apr 19, 2018
edited by CPhill  Apr 19, 2018

Don’t worry about the layout; just shove it in my duffel bag. I’ll carry it for you. laugh

GingerAle  Apr 19, 2018

but, the layout is all i need help with D:

Guest Apr 20, 2018

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