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More on millions and billions 2010-03-11
From julio:
shouldn't the thousands of millions, tens of thousands of millions, and hundreds of thousands of millions be called what they are? technically they are not billions because billions come after 999,999,999,999 . It would sound better to call the numbers by their real name when economists talk about the national deficit besides mathematics is a very precise science that doesn't admit mistakes. Or am I wrong? I know that in other countries is expressed different than here. I have this question to different people and nobody has a "logical" explanation to it. " that's the way is here in the US" does not explain any thing
Answered by Penny Nom.
Billions and more! and even more! 2004-03-01
From Steph:
What comes after undecillion?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Billions and more! 1997-09-15
From Mahabir B. Gupta:
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
1,000,000,000---->1 billion

Why is it that in spanish it is different?
Answered by Penny Nom.

Percentages 2019-03-30
From Mari:
I am trying to find out what percentage of our worlds population does the youtuber Pewdiepie have for subscribers? So he has 91 million subscribers and there are roughly 7.53 Billion people in the world. So what percent of our worlds population does Pewdiepie have for subscribers? Am I asking this correctly? I am just curious for marketing reasons and how much of the worlds market share does Pewdiepie have for his youtube channel? I just do not know how to set up the problem to find the answer?
Answered by Penny Nom.
0.025% of 575 billion 2018-11-28
From JoAnne:
What is .025% of 575 billion dollars?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Billions and trillions 2018-02-25
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?

Answered by Penny Nom.
20 million as a percentage of 7.3 billion 2015-11-18
From Nick:
Based on the estimate of the worlds current population (7.3 billion people), I'm trying to work out what percentage of that figure 20 million people would amount to?

(Apologies in advance that I've no idea if the 7.3 billion figure is an American Billion or UK billion)

Thanks for any help.


Answered by Penny Nom.
What is 1000 billion billion? 2015-03-10
From LeRoy:
what does this mean? 1000 billion billion
Answered by Penny Nom.
$xx,xxx million 2015-01-12
From sherry:

as a financial editor, for years I've seen $\$$ amts like this:
$\$xx,xxx$ million (ie, with a comma, not dec point)
Isn't that thousands of millions, which would equal 'billions'?

Answered by Penny Nom.
Why is the difference between british and american counting? 2008-12-15
From Muhammad:
Why is the difference between british and american counting?
Example 1 Billion american = 1,000,000,000 but,
1 Billion British = 1,000,000,000,000

Answered by Robert Dawson and Harley Weston.
Some number words 2008-09-25
From jodie:
My son would like to know the names of digits. When counting it starts ones, tens, hundred, thousand, millions, billions, trillion...he would like to know the order of what comes next and how far we have named them..
Answered by Penny Nom.
$380 Billion divided by 29.6 million 2007-02-05
From Bob:
$380 Billion divided by Iraq population of 29.6 million equals $_____ / Iraqi.
Answered by Penny Nom.
1.26 billion 2006-12-10
From James:
how do you write 1.26 billion
Answered by Penny Nom.
10,000 Million sandwiches 2006-09-12
From A business person:
One of our customers said that the UK sells "10,000 Million" sandwiches annually in their take away restaurants... How many is this exactly?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
How many billions make a trillion? 2006-04-08
From Bill:
How many billions make a trillion?
Answered by Penny Nom.
One million times one billion 2005-02-15
From A student:
How much is ONE MILLION TIMES ONE BILLION in the American system ?
Answered by Penny Nom.
A big number 2004-08-26
From Mark:
If you have $999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999.99 and you find a pennie how much is that and can you give me the name of it.
Answered by Penny Nom.
A big number 2004-08-08
From Carter:
Can you tell me what number this is?

Where can I find the names for big numbers?

Answered by Penny Nom.
Billions in Australia 2004-03-12
From An Australian:
how many million in one billion ?
Answered by Penny Nom.
How high does the sequence of numbers go 2003-09-07
From Shayna:
My quetion is "How high to the sequence of numbers go"?
e.g. one, ten, hundred, thousand, million, billion, trillion, and from there is my queston.

Answered by Penny Nom.
One percent of a billion 2003-09-04
From Charles:
What is one percent of one billion?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Hundreds, thousands, millions,... 2003-02-19
From Karissa and Jasmeen:
hundreds, thousands, millions, - can you help us with the rest of this sequence - we are trying to find the largest number
Answered by Penny Nom.
How many billions equal one trillion? 2002-12-07
From Ryan and Aylah:
How many billions equal one trillion?
We believe that the answer is one thousand times one billion equals one trillion. Please help us with the answer to this question.

Answered by Penny Nom.
6,000,000,000,000,000,000 2001-07-12
From James:
How would I express 6,000,000,000,000,000,000 in words?
Answered by Leeanne Boehm.
Names for large numbers 2000-06-16
From Mireille Carthier:
I am trying to find the common names (in English and French) for the big numbers as follows:
English French
106 million million
109 billion milliard?
1012 trillion billion?
1015 ?? trillion?

Thank you very much

Answered by Claude Tardif and Harley Weston.
A gazillion 1999-08-21
From Leah:
Does a gazillion really exist?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Thousands, millions, billions and trillions 1996-08-22
From Blaine:
What are the names of the periods in groups of numbers like 123,456,789. I need to know the names of them for school. I already know the first ones: units thousands millions billions trillions.
Answered by Penny Nom and Diane Hanson.



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