The man in the wilderness said to me, How many buckets could empty the sea? Who-who’s that crying in the cold night air? Who-who? Who-who? Who-who goes there? How many buckets could empty the sea? Three times ten to the power of twenty Is the number of gallons in all the oceans. According to the best of the mathematicians. Now if each bucket is of good parameters, say five hundred cubic centimeters, how many moles of these do we need to completely empty the sea. And where will we put all that water? Never mind that, my little daughter. Just tell me how many moles please of buckets to buy, to empty the seas. (1 gal=3.78 L)

a) 4 x 10^{-3}

b) 1 x 10^{45}

c) 2 x 10^{15}

d) 2 x 10^{21}

e) none of the given answers is even within an order of magnitude

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