I would like to know how you americans write the number 1 billion.
Do you say "One thousand million"..can you answer by giving me examples?
1,000,000----> 1 million
Why is it that in spanish it is different?
I looked in Webster's Third New International Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam Co., Springfield, Mass. 1967. and found the following table and footnotes. (I have shortened the table here.)
A footnote explaining the naming system reads as follows:
The names of the denominations in the American system correspond to the number of periods of zeros (groups of three zeros) that come after 1,000 (the numeral for one billion [1,000,000,000] contains two [bi-]; and the numerial for one trillion [1,000,000,000,000] contains three [tri-]. The names of the British denominations correspond to the values expressed in powers of one million (one billion=a million to the 2d power; one trillion=a million to the 3d power)
Another footnote indicate that the American system of numeration for denominations above one million is the same as the French system, and the British system corresponds to the German.
Here in Canada we use the American system. I am curious to know what is used in Spanish speaking countries.
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