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ganesh
2005-07-21 19:21:03

There's a better one! Truly universally acceptable, but not being put into use anywhere (I think! )
1,0000,0000 = Myllion
1,0000,0000,0000 = Byllion etc.

MathsIsFun
2005-07-21 17:52:29

Richard Branson must be worth a PACKET then. LOL

I think that metric rules in this case. If you say "a billion" in a scientific journal it is assumed to be 10^9 (1,000,000,000).

Thousand, Million, Billion, Trillion, etc, each 1,000 times bigger.

mathsyperson
2005-07-21 16:56:53

Rora's thinking of billions.
A UK billion is a million million and a US billion is a thousand million.
That's why there are so many more American billionaires!

Pingu
2005-07-21 16:53:40

No, a million is universal.

Roraborealis
2005-07-21 16:52:44

Something like that, if I remember.

Pingu
2005-07-21 16:51:21

It.... is? 1 000 000 is a million, not 100 000.

Roraborealis
2005-07-21 16:47:25

And a million is a thousand thousand in the UK, but a million is a hundred thousand in the US.

Cath
2005-07-21 06:36:50

Thank you!

ganesh
2005-07-20 19:56:38

As simple as that!
But you would have to remember
(1) A second is a billion (US) nanoseconds but not a billion (UK) nanoseconds.
and
(2) An American Gallon is different from a gallon in UK

MathsIsFun
2005-07-20 19:51:20

1.5 Hours

(Time is the same)

Cath
2005-07-20 19:48:20

if a meter is 1 yard and 6 inches american. what does 90 minutes equal? in metrics i mean.