# How many squares of toilet paper do you use per "application"?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by themoonisdown09, Feb 11, 2009.

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## How many squares of toilet paper do you use per "application"?

10 vote(s)
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23 vote(s)
28.4%

20 vote(s)
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9 vote(s)
11.1%

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23.5%
1. ### themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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#1
On the average, how many squares of toilet paper do you use per "application"? I know that the number of squares used can depend on the thickness of the toilet paper, so make it an average number.

Just to make this clear, the poll is asking how many squares you use per application. There are multiple applications (hopefully) per session.

I use 3 squares if I'm using the thick stuff and about 5 squares if I'm using the really thin stuff.

2. ### BigHungry04 macrumors 6502

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#2
I never use toilet paper. I use three sea shells!

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4. ### Veldek macrumors 68000

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#4
It's 3 squares when I use paper with 3 layers (which I prefer) and 4 squares when I use paper with 2 layers (which I can't stand, but it's the one we have at work...).

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6. ### Melrose Suspended

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#6
Now I've seen it all

I reel off 34.76 squares the first time, and then fold in half at precisely the first whole square following the division of the square root into the this number. This process reduces itself by 0.253 each time it cycles, so that within four reels it has become a negative integer of acute proportions and enters the antimatter stage...

Seriously I don't count..

7. ### Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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Naturally, it varies from 'application' to 'application'.

For example, TextEdit will only require a couple of sheets whereas an 'application' like Photoshop will generally require a lot, lot more. And don't even get me started on most games, some of which can require the equivalent of a small tree.

8. ### és: macrumors 6502a

#8
I'm guessing this thread isn't going to last long. MR still has some standards!

9. ### themoonisdown09 thread starter macrumors 601

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#9
I guess it does depend on how dirty the application is.

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#10
What's toilet paper?

A quick swipe with the hand and off I go.

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12. ### Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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If you are trying to save the environment by not rolling off too much toilet paper maybe you should just load 2000 grams of fiber a day. Sure, you might be bleeding inside, but think about the environment.

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14. ### Queso macrumors G4

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It depends very much on the quality of the paper, as well as the quality of the poop I'm wiping up

15. ### yoppie macrumors 6502a

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+1 - I don't really count the squares as I'm folding.

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17. ### themoonisdown09 thread starter macrumors 601

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You can guesstimate though. If it's about 1 foot long, you're using 3 squares.

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19. ### atszyman macrumors 68020

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#19
I assume internet browsers require 2-3 rolls then? Especially on those lonely Friday nights?

20. ### Rojo macrumors 65816

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Who actually counts squares??
I just tear off what seems like a "reasonable amount" and there ya go...

21. ### CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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#21
My ex-wife did, or presumably still does. She's quite the neurotic.

To answer the original question - it depends wholly on what I ate that produced the need for toilet paper in the first place.

22. ### Chappers macrumors 68020

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I'm still trying to figure the point of this thread - apart from asking a pointless question.

23. ### sushi Moderator emeritus

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#23
Same here!

I figure fewer is better.

24. ### Abstract macrumors Penryn

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I just hop into the shower and let it rinse down the drain.

Actually, I use a lot more than 3-4 squares. I can't believe you guys use so few. I may use more than 8 squares (guesstimate) if conditions are bad.

Do you scrunch up, or fold it? I fold.

25. ### echeck macrumors 68000

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If it's two-ply then I use four squares, and if it's single-ply I obviously double that. I then repeat as necessary.

I don't count either, but I subconciously take the same every time.

For those of you 2-3 square folks, how could that possibly be enough???