How big is a billion? - Numberphile

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How big is a billion? - Numberphile

He's not a billionaire, he's 10 to the power of 9

 

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danmanjones's picture

1,000,000,000

no other billion exists

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Dude's picture

In Belgium we use the long system, milliard and stuff

The same with Aluminium and aluminum short and long

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jehu's picture

What they didn't mention in the video is what do they call the first two sets of three zeros?

 

we call them hundreds, thousands, millions, billions, ect

 

Do you just skip hundreds or thousands?

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backdraft's picture
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You can count on the yanks in making every possible measurement confusing. 

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Dude's picture

Another misconception of the yanks, the word yankee comes from the Yankees baseball team, they where first called the indians but they where all Dutch so ppl called them out on the two most primary dutch names Jan and Kees so they would call them jan kees jan kees, then they decided to change their name, to yankees they won time after time and they where called all american even to the point that they would use the word to depict a national, i see if i can find the documentary.

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backdraft's picture
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Grothesk's picture

I've never seen Dude make up batshit crazy bullshit like this before.  I wonder if something is wrong.

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Dude's picture

Yes there is something seriously wrong, the opposing masons had taken over my discovery chanel, to discredit me in a speach i made, i have also been the dictator caligula by time traveling, but all crazyness aside...

This was so i wouldent become the new Mason Manager the only thing i did was laugh when i threw the gold into the streets and made the aristocrats look at eachothers ass holes, and the documentary is filled with lies and manipulations.
My former colleage, now dead played Tiberius, the entire thinhg came from his mind, shows how evil he was.

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Dude's picture

I have no idea i suck at math, and i dont have that much money anyway.

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