There are roughly 6,840,507,000* people in the world right now according to the population estimation clock. What would be your estimation if asked to multiply together the number of left fingers each person has?

(*as of January 1, 2012 according to World Bank)
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Well … I have left fingers. Referring to the fingers on my left hand.

Assuming that all of them have all the five fingers, multiplying together the number of left fingers each person has, amounts to 120 (1 x 2 x 3 x 4 x 5)

I like the way you think outside the box, Anant … but that’s not it.

Keep trying.

since a thumb isnt considered a finger, multiply 6,840,507,000 by four and you get 27,362,028,000

Nope, keep guessing.

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“multiply together the number of left fingers each person has”

Each person has four fingers on their left hand, barring amputation, and assuming the thumb does not count as a finger. So this question asks you to “multiply together” 4. Which isn’t possible.

The question asks you to multiply together the number of fingers each person has. So if it were two people, we would multiply 4 x 4 and arrive at 16. Get it?

would it be 4 to the power of 6,840,507,000

Victoria, it is not to the power of, just multiplied.

4 x 6,840,507,000 = 27,362,028,000