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A Trillion


Date: 10/20/95 at 16:6:6
From: Susan Yant

How big is a trillion?
John Garrett


Date: 10/21/95 at 21:17:12
From: Doctor Jeremy

Pretty big, but it depends on what you're talking about.  A trillion is
a lot more people than there are in the world.  A trillion years is a 
lot longer than the Earth has been around. On the other hand, a trillion 
grains of sand wouldn't fill up a big building.

A trillion is 1,000,000,000,000. It is a thousand billion. A trillion
is a thousand times a thousand times a thousand times a thousand.

-Doctor Jeremy,  The Geometry Forum

    
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Elementary Large Numbers

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