Ryan and Aylah
Grade 6-9
Parent and child

Question:
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.

Thank you,

Ryan and Aylah



Hi,

It depends where you live.

In the American system one billion is 1,000,000,000 and a trillion is 1,000,000,000,000 so one trillion is one thousand times one billion.

In the British system one billion is 1,000,000,000,000 and one trillion is 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 so one trillion is one million times one billion.

There is a table of the differences in these systems at Billions and more!, the answer to a previous question.

Penny

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