|Subject||RE: [ib-support] [OT] Billion|
>I dont think the Americans know what metric
> A billion is 10^9 and that's final! ;-) That's one of the few things the
> Americans got right! <ducking and running>
> If 1 million is 10^6 and 1 billion is 10^12, then 1 trillion is 10^24 and
> 1 quadrillion is 10^48. Sorry, it doesn't make any sense!
> Go metric, young man! (err, you know what I mean):
> 10^6 million
> 10^9 billion
> 10^12 trillion
> 10^15 quadrillion
> 10^18 quintillion
> 10^21 sextillion
> 10^24 septillion
> 10^27 octillion
> I leave the remainder as an exercise to the reader...
> David Trudgett
There has always been disagreement on how to name these large numbers why
not stick with scientific notation. So if you say 10 to the power 12 then
everybody knows what you talking about.