What is the name given to a 9,10 and 11 figure sum e.g. 1milllion=7 figure sum? Watch

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Please help. I am developed a passion for numbers and am learning the above, so
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Seven figures you have 1,000,000 one million.

Nine figures you have 100,000,000 one hundred million.

Ten figures you have 1000,000,000 one thousand million.

Eleven figure you have 10,000,000,000 ten thousand million.
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Eleven figure you have 10,000,000,000 ten thousand million.
A lot of people would call this "ten billion". It's something of an Americanism, but everyone I know in the scientific community would say that 1,000,000,000 is a billion rather than a thousand million.
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Seven figures you have 1,000,000 one million.

Nine figures you have 100,000,000 one hundred million.

Ten figures you have 1000,000,000 one thousand million.

Eleven figure you have 10,000,000,000 ten thousand million.
Oh thank you so much everyone.I have two more questions:
ne more question: How many figures is 1 billion and 1 trillion?. And how do we get from a eleven figure sum to a billion?
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Oh thank you so much everyone.I have two more questions:
ne more question: How many figures is 1 billion and 1 trillion?. And how do we get from a eleven figure sum to a billion?
Traditionally 1 billion is 1 million millions so 1,000,000,000,000 and a trillion is 1 billion billions so 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 would be 1 trillion but Americans would say 1000 million is a billion and 1000 billion is a trillion.
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A lot of people would call this "ten billion". It's something of an Americanism, but everyone I know in the scientific community would say that 1,000,000,000 is a billion rather than a thousand million.
I have two more questions.Can you please answer them or alternatively recommend me a good website:
ne more question: How many figures is 1 billion and 1 trillion?. And how do we get from a eleven figure sum to a billion?
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Great video on this subject.

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I have two more questions.Can you please answer them or alternatively recommend me a good website:
ne more question: How many figures is 1 billion and 1 trillion?. And how do we get from a eleven figure sum to a billion?
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1) 1 billion would be a ten figure number. 1 trillion would be thirteen figures. If you use the same convention that I do. Historically in Britain a billion would be 13 and a trillion would be 19 (a million million million). This is called 'long scale' but it's dropped out of favour.
You can read more here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_and_short_scales

2) I don't understand what you mean by that.
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Oh thank you so much everyone.I have two more questions:
ne more question: How many figures is 1 billion and 1 trillion?. And how do we get from a eleven figure sum to a billion?
One billion has 13 figures, one trillion has 19 figures.

the answer to your last question is rather obvious, just multiply "11 figure sum" with one hundred.

10,000,000,000 x 100 = 1,000,000,000,000
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Where are you getting your information?? And how often do you visit America to hear Americans say that??

I'm a professor at Cal Polytechnic University in California USA. And never once have I heard a student, colleague, or any American refer to one (1) billion as one thousand (1000) million. I even brought this thread up to my colleagues and they all got a great laugh. Thank You!!

And apologies for being just a little off topic, but some of you brits really need to get your facts strait before "informing" others.
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