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### The Game of Chess

Because all the rice in his kingdom will not be sufficient to grant the wish. In fact he may not be able to find so much rice in all

the civilised world at that time. Dont believe it? look at the following table

 # of squares # of rice grains # of squares # of rice grains # of squares # of rice grains weight of rice grains in Kgs # of squares weight of rice grains in Kgs # of squares weight of rice grains in Kgs 1 1 11 1024 21 1048579 31 5360 41 5488640 2 2 12 2048 22 2097152 32 10720 42 10977280 3 4 13 4096 23 4194304 33 21440 43 21954560 4 8 14 8192 24 8388608 34 42880 44 43909120 5 16 15 16384 25 16777216 35 85760 45 87818240 6 32 16 32768 26 33554432 36 171520 46 175636480 7 64 17 65536 27 67108864 335 37 343040 47 351272960 8 128 18 131072 28 134217728 670 38 686080 48 702545920 9 256 19 262144 29 268435456 1340 39 1372160 49 1405091840 10 512 20 524288 30 536870912 2680 40 2744320 50 2810183680

So you can see by the time you reach the 50th square a staggaring amount of 2.8 billion Kg of rice will be needed, proceeding further to the 64th square you can calculate the amount of rice needed. Surely it would not have been possible for the King to grant such a wish, probably even today it would not be been possible.