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 ?

I 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!

Sure, I am not going to get a job in a company that has a Googol or Googolplex dollar turnover!

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