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GAMES Magazine - Million or Billion
In the True or False puzzle on page 46, one of the statements is, "Per UN estimates, the world's population topped 6 million in 1997." This is false because the world's population topped 6 BILLION in 1999. But in the answers, it says, "False (the 6 MILLION mark was topped in 1999 per UN and other estimates).
For everybody in the UK, where one billion is a one followed by 12 zeroes, in the US, one billion is a one followed by 9 zeroes.
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GAMES Magazine, April 2001 issue
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Rockin' Rudy on 03-30-2001
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Bruno writes:
British: 3 zeros - thousand, 6 - million, 9 - thousand million, 12 - billion (million million), 15 - thousand billion. Yankee: 3 zeros - thousand, 6 - million, 9 - billion (Ah-Ha!), 12 - trillion, 15 - quadrillion.
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Devil of War writes:
What do call a one followed by 15 zeroes, in British English, then?
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