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Re: Genealogy

Dear John,

Great minds think alike. Funny, that's the exact same number I came up with.
I was just feeling the others out. Smart Huh? Do you have a globus
calculator too?

> Charlemagne flourished around 800 AD.  That's about 1200 years ago.
> Take an average generation of 25 years.  That's 48 generations.
> Assume for the sake of demonstration that each generation had two
> children.  Then today Charlemagne would have
>  281,474,976,710,656 descendants.

> For comparison, there are about
>        6,000,000,000 people alive on the planet at the moment.

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