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Re: Another easter egg in gnome-something...



> > It looks like we're getting confused between the UK billion and the American billion.  (Apologies to all other countries who use one or the other.)
> >
> > American (including Unix) = 10^9
> > British = 10^12
> 
> What the heck do the British call 10^9?  And further more, is 10^15 a
> trillion (in the British system)?
a
10^6  = million
10^9  = milliard
10^12 = billion
10^15 = billiard
10^18 = trillion
10^21 = trilliard

This is true as far as I can tell of just about every european language.
Only in north america did they change the meaning of the words.

Lennart Sorensen



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