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**Cath****Member**- Registered: 2005-07-19
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if a meter is 1 yard and 6 inches american. what does 90 minutes equal? in metrics i mean.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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1.5 Hours

(Time is the same)

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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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

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**Cath****Member**- Registered: 2005-07-19
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Thank you!

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**Roraborealis****Member**- Registered: 2005-03-17
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And a million is a thousand thousand in the UK, but a million is a hundred thousand in the US.

School is practice for the future. Practice makes perfect. But - nobody's perfect, so why practice?

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**Pingu****Guest**

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

http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&q=define%3A+million&btnG=Google+Search&meta=

**Roraborealis****Member**- Registered: 2005-03-17
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Something like that, if I remember.

School is practice for the future. Practice makes perfect. But - nobody's perfect, so why practice?

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**Pingu****Guest**

No, a million is universal.

**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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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!

Why did the vector cross the road?

It wanted to be normal.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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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.

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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There's a better one! Truly universally acceptable, but not being put into use anywhere (I think! )

1,0000 = Myriad

1,0000,0000 = Myllion

1,0000,0000,0000 = Byllion etc.

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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