Numbers numbers all the way!

You often hear statements like "Our company has 2 billion dollar turnover"
Do you know what a billion is ? Can you write down the number ?
guarantee that most can not write this most often used number .I have an easy way to remember!

1,000 is 10 to the power of 3 - so to say one followed by 3 zeros 
                 i.e 10 X 10 X 10 written as 10^3

1,000,000 is 10 to the power of 6 is  Million....
1,000,000,000 is 10 to the power of 9 is a Billion 
1,000,000,000,000 is 10 to the power of 12 - Trillion

The trick is remembering  the 3 Table
  • 10^3 is Thousand,
  • 10^6 is Million,
  • 10^9 is Billion,
  • 10^12 is Trillion and
  • 10^15 is Quadrillion and so on....

Here are some fun facts:
Zillion : Means a very large number. This has no defined Mathematical meaning!

Googol : This is the number from where Our "Google" name originated!
googol means 10^100 ie 10 to the power of 100!, one followed by 100 zeros!

Googolplex :  Means  10^Googol ie 10 raised to the power of Googol
in Mathematical terms it is 10^10^10^2
I can not write this number @#$!%^&  
Sure, I am not going to get a job in a company that has a Googol or Googolplex dollar turnover!

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