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Question from Sheila:

How many 50 billion equal 100 Trillion ?
How many 20 billion equal 100 Trillion?
How many 500 million equal 100 Trillion?
How many 50 million equal 100 Trillion?
How many 50 thousand equal 100 Trillion?

Hi Sheila,

I am going to use our response to an earlier question to find the meaning of billion and trillion. Since 1 billion is 1,000,000,000 and 1 trillion is 1,000,000,000,000 The first question is

How many 50,000,000,000 is equal to 100,000,000,000,000?

Canceling zeros this becomes

How many 50 is equal to 100,000?

Since 100 divided by 50 is 2 I get an answer of 2,000.

Can you do the rest?

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