







More on millions and billions 
20100311 

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! 
20040301 

From Steph: What comes after undecillion? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Billions and more! 
19970915 

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. 





$xx,xxx million 
20150112 

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. 





Some number words 
20080925 

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 
20070205 

From Bob: $380 Billion divided by Iraq population of 29.6 million equals $_____ / Iraqi. Answered by Penny Nom. 





10,000 Million sandwiches 
20060912 

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 thousands are in ten million. 
20060824 

From Echoe: How many thousands are in ten million. Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





How many thousands make 1million? 
20060510 

From Raj: How many thousands make 1million? Answered by Penny Nom. 





How to find the odds for a lottery jackpot 
20060412 

From Harvey: Is it best to use factorials to calculate the odds of winning a lottery, such as the MegaMillions that is popular in the US, or is there a better way? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





One million times one billion 
20050215 

From A student: How much is ONE MILLION TIMES ONE BILLION in the American system ? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A big number 
20040826 

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. 





Billions in Australia 
20040312 

From An Australian: how many million in one billion ? Answered by Penny Nom. 





1 followed by a million zeros 
20030319 

From David: What do you call the number represented by the numeral '1' followed by one million zeros? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Hundreds, thousands, millions,... 
20030219 

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. 





6,000,000,000,000,000,000 
20010712 

From James: How would I express 6,000,000,000,000,000,000 in words? Answered by Leeanne Boehm. 





Names for large numbers 
20000616 

From Mireille Carthier: I am trying to find the common names (in English and French) for the big numbers as follows:  English  French  10^{6}  million  million  10^{9}  billion  milliard?  10^{12}  trillion  billion?  10^{15}  ??  trillion?  Thank you very much Answered by Claude Tardif and Harley Weston. 





A gazillion 
19990821 

From Leah: Does a gazillion really exist? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Thousands, millions, billions and trillions 
19960822 

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. 

