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## #1 2005-07-20 19:48:20

Cath
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### Difficult question

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

## #2 2005-07-20 19:51:20

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### Re: Difficult question

1.5 Hours

(Time is the same)

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## #3 2005-07-20 19:56:38

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### Re: Difficult question

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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Thank you!

## #5 2005-07-21 16:47:25

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### Re: Difficult question

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

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## #6 2005-07-21 16:51:21

Pingu
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### Re: Difficult question

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

## #7 2005-07-21 16:52:44

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### Re: Difficult question

Something like that, if I remember.

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

## #8 2005-07-21 16:53:40

Pingu
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### Re: Difficult question

No, a million is universal.

## #9 2005-07-21 16:56:53

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### Re: Difficult question

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!

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It wanted to be normal.

## #10 2005-07-21 17:52:29

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### Re: Difficult question

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.

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## #11 2005-07-21 19:21:03

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### Re: Difficult question

There's a better one! Truly universally acceptable, but not being put into use anywhere (I think! )