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a billion

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
what do you take a billion as...

a uk billion is £1,000,000,000,000

an american billion is 1,000,000,000

but...

how many people are there in the world

6,000,000,000,000

or

6,000,000,000:confused:

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Probably six thousand million.

    Edit: I always thought a billion was a thousand million. :/
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    A standard billion is one thousand million, however, for some reason, most people in britain think its a million million, I will report back after some research.

    *starts looking on google and whatis.com
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    some very scientific approaches to calculating a billion, including something like 100^(*6)
    ????? :eek2: ?????


    Anyways, this guy lays it out plain and simple http://www.stuartcheshire.org/rants/Billion.html
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My head hurts now :(
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ninja, by the looks of it, us brits are right, a billion is a million million... 1,000,000,000,000
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    So how much is Gadzillion? :p
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    the us and the uk are both right but the question still stands, how many million people are there in the world?:confused:
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