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  • Mt. Everest can be modeled as a cone 5 miles high and 10 miles wide at the base with a density 3 times that of water. So the volume is (1/3)(base area)(height) = 131 cubic miles. One cubic mile = (5280 ft/mi)^3 = 147 billion cubic feet. So the volume is 3.61 quadrillion cubic feet. 1 cubic foot of water weighs 62.4 pounds. So (3.61 quadrillion)(62.4) * 3 = 225 quadrillion pounds Divided by 2000 pounds/ton = = 113 TRILLION TONS Let's just call it 10^14 tons... ...give or take factor of 2 :)

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