Wherever you are right now, ants are probably very close. You can find them inside trees, under the playground, and maybe even in your kitchen. These insects are crawling around almost everywhere.
But how many ants are on our planet? For many years, scientists weren’t sure. They couldn’t count every ant! Now, though, they think they have found the answer.
Scientists calculated the number of ants using data from different countries. That data helped scientists make an estimate, or a careful guess.