Billion vs Million

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Million

Billion and Million are used to represent numbers.

Billion originated from French word bi- (“two”) + -illion; i.e. a million million. It was first coined by Jehan Adam in 1475 as by-million and then rendered as byllion by Nicolas Chuquet in 1484.

Million originated from the Italian milione (million), from mille (thousand) and from the Latin mille + the augmentative suffix -one.

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Power of 10 10 to the 9th power (10^9) 10 to the 6th power (10^6)
Number 1,000, 000, 000 1,000, 000
Money doesn't grow on trees...or does it??
Money doesn't grow on trees...or does it??

A million seconds is 12 days

A billion seconds is 31 years

A trillion seconds is 31,688 years.

Million=1,000,000

Billion=1,000,000,000

Trillion=1,000,000,000,000

Quintillion=1,000,000,000,000,000,000

Sextillion=1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

Nonillion=1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

CENTILLION=1 followed by 303 zeros

 

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October 2, 2012, 10:45pm

And a "Billion" in Latin America is 1,000,000,000,000 (a Trillion in U.S) and to say an "American Billion" you say "one thousand million"

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November 27, 2010, 8:27pm

Math is math no matter where you are in world

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August 8, 2009, 8:55am

quite useful.

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August 20, 2009, 10:24pm

A billion in the US is "one thousand million" 1,000,000,000.
A billion in Europe is "one million squared" or "one million million" 1,000,000,000,000.
So a billion in Europe is equal to a Trillion in the US.

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