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From: Loyd

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2002081717:24:21
Subject: Re: Number placement

On 2002081713:23:02, Theodore Ross wrote: > >1 >10 >100 >1000 >10,000 >100,000 >what is after 100 thousands > In the United States it is as follows. 1 one 10 ten 100 hundred 1.000 one thousand 10,000 ten thousand 100,000 hundred thousand 1,000,000 One million 10,000,000 ten million 100,000,000 Hundred million 1,000,000,000 One billion 10,000,000,000 ten billion 100,000,000,000 hundred billion 1,000,000,000,000 one trillion etc. The pattern one, ten, hundred keeps repeating and commas represent thousands, millions, billions, trillions, quadrillion etc. Thus if you have 9,999,999,999,999 you read each set of three digits separately. When you come to a comma, you say, "trillion, billion, million, thousand. Thus the number is 9 trillion, nine hundred ninety-nine billion, nine hundred ninety-nine million, nine hundred ninety-nine thousand, nine hundred ninety-nine. You don't say and until you come to the decimal. Trillion has 4 commas, billion has three, million has two and thousands has one. Some countries have variations on the names such as millard, I believe.

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