What is a Billion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35yeros View Post
    ......the us dollar is falling like a rock because they are spending it all on no renewible stuff, i.e. china imports, oil, war, space exploriation, and things they dont need like a pen that can write in space,<<how facking r-tarded, and cars that eat gas like candy.
    heh, and russia just used a pencil, while we had to invent one that cost over 5 million in R+D...


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    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Numbers
    Either of two numbers (see long and short scales for more detail on which languages, regions and periods have used each meaning):

    short scale: 1,000,000,000 (one thousand million; 109; SI prefix giga-)
    long scale: 1,000,000,000,000 (one million million; 1012; SI prefix tera-)

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    Etymology
    From the prefix bi-, meaning two + -illion (from million); i.e. a million million.

    Cardinal number
    billion

    (US; modern British & Australian, short scale) A milliard, a thousand million: 1 followed by nine zeros, 109.
    (dated British & Australian, long scale) A million million: a 1 followed by twelve zeros, 1012.
    (colloquial, plural) A very large number.
    There were billions of people at the concert
    Western (Arabic) Numeral billion, 109 short scale, 1012 long scale
    Previous: short scale: million, 106; long scale: milliard, 109
    Next: trillion: short scale 1012, long scale 1018
    ISO prefix: giga-

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    Cardinal number
    billion

    A long scale billion, 1012; a short scale trillion.
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