[RC5] Wow, I'm fast! (off topic)

Ryan Anderson ryan at michonline.com
Wed Jan 7 12:24:38 EST 1998


On 7 Jan 1998, Rask Ingemann Lambertsen wrote:

> > Here in Norway we have:
> 
> > Million   = 10^6
> > Milliard  = 10^9
> > Billion   = 10^12
> > Billiard  = 10^15
> > Trillion  = 10^18
> > ....
> 
> Same as in Denmark, which leads me to ask: What kind of "trillion" does the
> stats pages use, and more importantly, how big is such a "trillion"?

In the US (I'm not even going to vouch for anywhere else after seeing
those number definitions .....)  we've got:
Million : 10^6
Billion : 10^9
Trillion: 10^12
Quadrillion: 10^15
Quintillion:10^18
(etc..)

My gut feeling is that Canada also uses this syntax.  Don't quote me on it
though...


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