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SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) — Students in a marketing class at Snohomish High School in Washington state illustrated the national debt for their classmates with an eye-opening display in the cafeteria using pennies.

Each cent represented $1 billion.

It took 14,352 pennies to represent the national debt.

The national budget was illustrated with 3,834 pennies.

The population of the world – each penny representing a billion people – was seven pennies.

Teacher Ben Doucette told The Daily Herald of Everett that Monday’s demonstration was not political but a timely topic.

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