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« on: 02/05/2006 15:39:42 »

How many zeros in a billion trillion?
I need it for a speech I doing tomorrow night!



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Re: Hadrian needs help (as always)
« Reply #1 on: 02/05/2006 16:01:49 »
According to the calculator that comes with Yahoo

I make it 1000000000000000  (15 zeros)

That is 10000000 (7 zeros) * 100000000 (8 zeros)



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« Reply #2 on: 02/05/2006 16:22:21 »

Thank you my friend. I always run out of fingers and toes (very embarrassing in shops) when I am adding up

How have you been keeping?





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« Reply #3 on: 02/05/2006 16:55:32 »
I'm Ok thank you Hadrian....a bit of back ache !!..but I think that comes with sitting here and doing this !!:)

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« Reply #4 on: 02/05/2006 17:28:43 »

Bogged down, but I am starting to do some collecting on it next weekend.





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« Reply #5 on: 02/05/2006 17:35:54 »
Yahoo, understandably, uses American usage (short scale).

According to the short scale, a billion is 10^9, and a trillion is 10^12, thus a billion trillion should be 10^21 (i.e. 1 with 21 zeroes after is), which would otherwise be known as a sextillion.

The old British usage is also known as the long scale.

According to the long scale, a billion is 10^12, and a trillion is 10^18, so a billion trillion would be 10^30 (i.e. 1 with 30 zeroes after it), which would otherwise be known as a quintillion.

http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/units/large.html



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« Reply #6 on: 02/05/2006 17:54:16 »

Well George 30 zeros that will look more impressive. I always thought the American were the ones who needed things bigger.   Thanks





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« Reply #7 on: 02/05/2006 18:25:13 »
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Well George 30 zeros that will look more impressive. I always thought the American were the ones who needed things bigger.   Thanks



Actually, the American gallon is smaller than the British gallon as well – so not everything is bigger in America :)

If you just want big numbers, according to http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/units/large.html, a centillion has 303 zeroes after it in the American system, and 600 zeroes after it in the old British system.



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« Reply #8 on: 02/05/2006 18:41:14 »
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I always thought the American were the ones who needed things bigger.   Thanks





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No Hadrian.  In America it's not how big something is, it's how well you use it.:D;)
 

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« Reply #9 on: 04/05/2006 16:16:39 »

Well what can I say to that?
How do you use a Big Mac by the way?





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« Reply #10 on: 04/05/2006 16:18:32 »
How did your speech go Hadrian ?

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« Reply #11 on: 04/05/2006 18:20:27 »
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Well what can I say to that?
How do you use a Big Mac by the way?





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I'm assuming you are talking about the sandwich.:)
 

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« Reply #12 on: 04/05/2006 18:40:22 »
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I'm assuming you are talking about the sandwich.:)



The sandwich was designed to be used at the gambling table (or, was it gambling on the gee gees? I can't remember now).

Don't think the Big Mac had the same design criteria.:)



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« Reply #13 on: 04/05/2006 19:22:49 »

What about the home of the Whopper




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« Reply #14 on: 04/05/2006 19:27:19 »
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What about the home of the Whopper




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Buger King trounces MaccyDees any day !!....hmmmmm !!!*drools all over his keyboard ALA H Simpson !!*............DOH !!;)

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« Reply #15 on: 04/05/2006 19:33:39 »
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No Hadrian.  In America it's not how big something is, it's how well you use it.:D;)




So what do the American do with them then?



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« Reply #16 on: 04/05/2006 19:58:08 »
Well, I can't speak for all Americans, but I don't care for either place.  (I had a much better response, but it made me blush, so I deleted it.)
 

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« Reply #17 on: 09/05/2006 10:08:49 »
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How did your speech go Hadrian ?



 
It went fantastic thanks!
 
 

 



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« Reply #18 on: 12/05/2006 09:45:07 »
how did you get 15 nielep surly its 21. 9 zeros inthe billion 12 in the trillion

oh no if you were wrong here what else were you wrong about IVE BEEN LIVING MY LIFE BY YOUR MESSAGE FOR OVER A YEAR OH NEILEP WHY HAST THOU FORSAKEN ME?

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« Reply #19 on: 12/05/2006 12:08:56 »
Hi Sharkey&george...how do you get 21.9 zeros?  Is that a zero that is almost a complete circle?  What is the degree on how you mark it?  Or is it 9/10ths of a zero...hehe

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« Reply #20 on: 12/05/2006 13:34:11 »
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Originally posted by sharkeyandgeorge

how did you get 15 nielep surly its 21. 9 zeros inthe billion 12 in the trillion

oh no if you were wrong here what else were you wrong about IVE BEEN LIVING MY LIFE BY YOUR MESSAGE FOR OVER A YEAR OH NEILEP WHY HAST THOU FORSAKEN ME?

J.B.S Haldane on the perforated eardrums which were a consequence of his pressure experiments "the drum generally heals up; and if a hole remains in it, although one is somewhat deaf, one can blow tobacco smoke out of  the ear in question, which is a social accomplishment".



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« Reply #21 on: 12/05/2006 20:39:37 »

Supper modest too!




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