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Name: charles

Who is asking: Other
Level: All

What is one percent of one billion?

Hi Charles,

One percent is "one per one-hundred", that is 1/100. Your email address indicates that you are from the United States so a billion is 1,000,000,000. (In Britain a billion is 1,000,000,000,000.) Hence one percent of a billion is

 1/100 1,000,000,000 = 10,000,000


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