Tom Furie <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > On Tue, May 04, 2004 at 12:21:14AM -0700, William Ballard wrote: > >> One of the more unusual things I learned taking the American->British >> test was Trillion (GB) = Billion (American). Anyway, Paul, I think > > Shouldn't that be the other way round? Although I think I remember the > British billion being brought in line with the American billion a few > years ago, or it could be that I've got it back to front. > > To check: > billion(US) = 1,000,000,000 (one thousand million) > billion(ex-GB) = 1,000,000,000,000 (one million million) Ah, I see...the ex-GB billion is a trillion. -- Paul Johnson <email@example.com> Linux. You can find a worse OS, but it costs more.
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