Jan 9, 2022

A Repeat Posting from A Dozen Years Ago

This is one of my posts that continues to get hits almost 12 years after I wrote it.

So here it is, again.


The Million vs Billion quandary

     I hear people treat a "Billion" as if it's the next logical number after one Million...similar to going from a dime to a dollar.
     But a Billion is so much more than that. These graphics come from The MegaPenny Project, showing the relative size of a Million pennies and a Billion pennies....the web site goes into much more detail than I will here. They say, for example, that only in the U.S. is the word "Billion" used...elsewhere they refer to it as a Thousand-Million.

1-Million Pennies
1-Billion Pennies


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