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Subject: Math Problem
Name: Bob
Who are you: Other

$380 Billion divided by Iraq population of 29.6 million equals $_____ / Iraqi.

Hi Bob,

It depends on whose billions you mean. In the American system a billion is 1,000,000,000 and in the British system a billion is 1,000,000,000,000. Thus you divide $380,000,000,000 or $380,000,000,000,000 by 29,600,000 depending on where you live.


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