Goodlatte Needs To Improve His Math


Dear Editor, I just read your paper for the first time and enjoyed the stories. One story that bothered me had a quote from Bob Goodlatte about the height of a stack of 100 dollar bills. He stated that a stack of 100 dollar bills that totaled 1 billion is 4 inches high while a stack that totaled 1 trillion was 67 miles high. Actually the math is quite easy. 1 trillion is 1 billion times 1,000 so by his 4 inch times 1,000 totals 4000 inches or 333.33 feet not 67 miles. If Goodlatte cannot do simple math he should be expelled from Congress.

-Tim Balcom, Christiansburg