







More on millions and billions 
20100311 

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! 
20040301 

Steph pose la question : What comes after undecillion? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Billions and more! 
19970915 

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. 





2.5 percent of 1.5 billion 
20210513 

Anish pose la question : What is the 2.5 percent of 1.5 billion?
please state if there are any general formulae of this calculation.
Thank you Penny Nom lui répond. 





10^1,000,000 
20201218 

G pose la question : Looking for the name of a really big number.
its a 1. with a Million zeroes after it. Harley Weston lui répond. 





my prcentage of years on earth is 
20200921 

Bill pose la question : This Tuesday is my birthday and I will be 69. and I just wanted to know
life ear is say earth is 6 billion years old I'm just curious to what percentage does my existence on earth reptresent I do realize that it's a
flash in the pan Penny Nom lui répond. 





Percentages 
20190330 

Mari pose la question : I am trying to find out what percentage of our worlds population does the youtuber
Pewdiepie have for subscribers? So he has 91 million subscribers and there are roughly
7.53 Billion people in the world. So what percent of our worlds population does Pewdiepie
have for subscribers? Am I asking this correctly? I am just curious for marketing reasons
and how much of the worlds market share does Pewdiepie have for his youtube
channel? I just do not know how to set up the problem to find the answer? Penny Nom lui répond. 





One millionth of one percent of 90,000,000,000 
20170116 

Gene pose la question : What absolute number is one millionth of one percent of 90,000,000,000 Penny Nom lui répond. 





A 2 million gallon tank 
20160928 

Kimberly pose la question : I have a tank that is shaped like a cylinder, and it has to hold 2 million
gallons of water. There is a height limit of 30 ft.
I know the equation is V=pi x r squared x h but I don't know if I need anything
For the square foot of water. Penny Nom lui répond. 





$xx,xxx million 
20150112 

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. 





Oneeighth of one million dollars 
20091116 

Jarrett pose la question : what is 1/8 equal to out of a million dollars. Penny Nom lui répond. 





how many ones are in 1 million 
20090917 

djuan pose la question : how many ones are in 1 million Harley Weston lui répond. 





Multiplying Large Numbers 
20090709 

Jessica pose la question : What is 12 billion X 6 trillion? Janice Cotcher lui répond. 





Multiplying Large Numbers 
20090709 

Jessica pose la question : What is 12 billion X 6 trillion? Janice Cotcher lui répond. 





Dividing Large Numbers 
20081126 

Mark pose la question : what is 7.9 trillion divided by 301 million? Janice Cotcher lui répond. 





Some number words 
20080925 

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. 





How many ten thousands makes one million? 
20071002 

Payton pose la question : how many ten thousands makes one million? Penny Nom lui répond. 





If A is 1 and Z is 26 
20070629 

Sue pose la question : If A is 1 and Z is 26 is there a word that when you multiply all the numbers instead of letters adds up to a million? Chris Fisher and Harley Weston lui répond. 





$380 Billion divided by 29.6 million 
20070205 

Bob pose la question : $380 Billion divided by Iraq population of 29.6 million equals $_____ / Iraqi. Penny Nom lui répond. 





10,000 Million sandwiches 
20060912 

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 thousands are in ten million. 
20060824 

Echoe pose la question : How many thousands are in ten million. Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





How many thousands make 1million? 
20060510 

Raj pose la question : How many thousands make 1million? Penny Nom lui répond. 





How to find the odds for a lottery jackpot 
20060412 

Harvey pose la question : Is it best to use factorials to calculate the odds of winning a lottery, such as the MegaMillions that is popular in the US, or is there a better way? Stephen La Rocque lui répond. 





One million times one billion 
20050215 

A student pose la question : How much is ONE MILLION TIMES ONE BILLION in the American system ? Penny Nom lui répond. 





A big number 
20040826 

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. 





Billions in Australia 
20040312 

An Australian pose la question : how many million in one billion ? Penny Nom lui répond. 





One million seconds 
20030904 

Vince pose la question : If you can write a number each second for one million seconds, how many hours would it take? Penny Nom lui répond. 





1 followed by a million zeros 
20030319 

David pose la question : What do you call the number represented by the numeral '1' followed by one million zeros? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Hundreds, thousands, millions,... 
20030219 

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. 





6,000,000,000,000,000,000 
20010712 

James pose la question : How would I express 6,000,000,000,000,000,000 in words? Leeanne Boehm lui répond. 





How big is a trillion? 
20001107 

A teacher pose la question : How can you explain how much a trillion is to a 5th grade class? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Names for large numbers 
20000616 

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  10^{6}  million  million  10^{9}  billion  milliard?  10^{12}  trillion  billion?  10^{15}  ??  trillion?  Thank you very much Claude Tardif and Harley Weston lui répond. 





A gazillion 
19990821 

Leah pose la question : Does a gazillion really exist? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Thousands, millions, billions and trillions 
19960822 

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. 

