Date: Apr 30, 2013 3:12 AM
Subject: Re: the situation is worse than you thought
Phillip Helbig wrote:
>> Forget what I said above -- I misread a web link.
>In general, if you have to look it up yourself, don't post.
Had I known it in advance, I still might have remembered it
Besides, I caught and corrected my own error almost right away.
>> In the US,
>> a billion = 10^9
>> a trillion = 10^12
>> In the UK (and many other countries),
>> a billion = 10^12 (1 million squared)
>> a trillion = 10^18 (1 million cubed)
Based on what I found by looking it up.