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More on millions and billions 2010-03-11
julio pose la question :
shouldn't the thousands of millions, tens of thousands of millions, and hundreds of thousands of millions be called what they are? technically they are not billions because billions come after 999,999,999,999 . It would sound better to call the numbers by their real name when economists talk about the national deficit besides mathematics is a very precise science that doesn't admit mistakes. Or am I wrong? I know that in other countries is expressed different than here. I have this question to different people and nobody has a "logical" explanation to it. " that's the way is here in the US" does not explain any thing
Penny Nom lui répond.
Billions and more! and even more! 2004-03-01
Steph pose la question :
What comes after undecillion?
Penny Nom lui répond.
Billions and more! 1997-09-15
Mahabir B. Gupta pose la question :
I would like to know how you americans write the number 1 billion.

Do you say "One thousand million"..can you answer by giving me examples?

1,000,000----> 1 million
1,000,000,000---->1 billion

Why is it that in spanish it is different?
Penny Nom lui répond.

Billions and trillions 2018-02-25
Sheila pose la question :
How many 50 billion equal 100 Trillion ?
How many 20 billion equal 100 Trillion?
How many 500 million equal 100 Trillion?
How many 50 million equal 100 Trillion?
How many 50 thousand equal 100 Trillion?

Penny Nom lui répond.
20 million as a percentage of 7.3 billion 2015-11-18
Nick pose la question :
Based on the estimate of the worlds current population (7.3 billion people), I'm trying to work out what percentage of that figure 20 million people would amount to?

(Apologies in advance that I've no idea if the 7.3 billion figure is an American Billion or UK billion)

Thanks for any help.

Nick.

Penny Nom lui répond.
What is 1000 billion billion? 2015-03-10
LeRoy pose la question :
what does this mean? 1000 billion billion
Penny Nom lui répond.
\$xx,xxx million 2015-01-12
sherry pose la question :

as a financial editor, for years I've seen \$\\$\$ amts like this:
\$\\$xx,xxx\$ million (ie, with a comma, not dec point)
Isn't that thousands of millions, which would equal 'billions'?

Penny Nom lui répond.
Why is the difference between british and american counting? 2008-12-15
Why is the difference between british and american counting?
Example 1 Billion american = 1,000,000,000 but,
1 Billion British = 1,000,000,000,000

Robert Dawson and Harley Weston lui répond.
Some number words 2008-09-25
jodie pose la question :
My son would like to know the names of digits. When counting it starts ones, tens, hundred, thousand, millions, billions, trillion...he would like to know the order of what comes next and how far we have named them..
Penny Nom lui répond.
\$380 Billion divided by 29.6 million 2007-02-05
Bob pose la question :
\$380 Billion divided by Iraq population of 29.6 million equals \$_____ / Iraqi.
Penny Nom lui répond.
1.26 billion 2006-12-10
James pose la question :
how do you write 1.26 billion
Penny Nom lui répond.
10,000 Million sandwiches 2006-09-12
A business person pose la question :
One of our customers said that the UK sells "10,000 Million" sandwiches annually in their take away restaurants... How many is this exactly?
Stephen La Rocque lui répond.
How many billions make a trillion? 2006-04-08
Bill pose la question :
How many billions make a trillion?
Penny Nom lui répond.
One million times one billion 2005-02-15
A student pose la question :
How much is ONE MILLION TIMES ONE BILLION in the American system ?
Penny Nom lui répond.
A big number 2004-08-26
Mark pose la question :
If you have \$999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999.99 and you find a pennie how much is that and can you give me the name of it.
Penny Nom lui répond.
A big number 2004-08-08
Carter pose la question :
Can you tell me what number this is?
10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

Where can I find the names for big numbers?

Penny Nom lui répond.
Billions in Australia 2004-03-12
An Australian pose la question :
how many million in one billion ?
Penny Nom lui répond.
How high does the sequence of numbers go 2003-09-07
Shayna pose la question :
My quetion is "How high to the sequence of numbers go"?
e.g. one, ten, hundred, thousand, million, billion, trillion, and from there is my queston.

Penny Nom lui répond.
One percent of a billion 2003-09-04
Charles pose la question :
What is one percent of one billion?
Penny Nom lui répond.
Hundreds, thousands, millions,... 2003-02-19
Karissa and Jasmeen pose la question :
hundreds, thousands, millions, - can you help us with the rest of this sequence - we are trying to find the largest number
Penny Nom lui répond.
How many billions equal one trillion? 2002-12-07
Ryan and Aylah pose la question :
How many billions equal one trillion?

Penny Nom lui répond.
6,000,000,000,000,000,000 2001-07-12
James pose la question :
How would I express 6,000,000,000,000,000,000 in words?
Leeanne Boehm lui répond.
Names for large numbers 2000-06-16
Mireille Carthier pose la question :
I am trying to find the common names (in English and French) for the big numbers as follows:
 English French 106 million million 109 billion milliard? 1012 trillion billion? 1015 ?? trillion?

Thank you very much

Claude Tardif and Harley Weston lui répond.
A gazillion 1999-08-21
Leah pose la question :
Does a gazillion really exist?
Penny Nom lui répond.
Thousands, millions, billions and trillions 1996-08-22
Blaine pose la question :
What are the names of the periods in groups of numbers like 123,456,789. I need to know the names of them for school. I already know the first ones: units thousands millions billions trillions.
Penny Nom and Diane Hanson lui répond.

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