In Great Britain one billion dollars is one million million dollars. In the United States of America one billion dollars is one thousand million dollars.
The prefix mega means million (1,000,000) and the prefix giga means billion (1,000,000,000). So a gigawatt hour is a thousand megawatt hours.
Over the next decade the U.S. is predicted to spend between $620 billion and $661 billion on nuclear weapons. On average right now they spend about $20 billion per year.
In 2009, the American Government collected over $8.5 Billion in cigarette taxes.
MB is an acronym for MegaByte. GB is an acronym for GigaByte. The two terms are different by their size in computer data. A Megabyte is roughly equal to 1,000,000 Bytes (or 1 Million) A Gigabyte is roughly equal to 1,000,000,000 Bytes (or 1 Billion)
There are 5.89 billion toys in the world right now! :)
109, the same as the American billion.
A British billion is equal to an American billion in modern use.(Formerly, a British billion used to be equal to a US Trillion)
it is now....due to American bullying 1 british billion was 1,000,000,000,000 (a bi-million...or million to the power 2) the American billion was 1,000,000,000 and the Americans got their way and everyone now has to conform
He is worth about 4.4 billion pounds because an American billion is less than a British billion. An American billion is 1000 million pounds whilst a British billion is a million million pounds
If you're British... 2.2 Billion = 2,200,000,000,000 If you're American... 2.2 Billion = 2,200,000,000
one British billion, or one thousand American billion
In the more widely-used American numbering system, a billion is equal to one thousand million (1,000,000,000) while a trillion is equal to one million million (1,000,000,000), a difference of 999,000,000,000. In the British and Commonwealth system, a billion is equal to one million million (1,000,000,000,000) while a trillion is equal to one million million million (1,000,000,000,000,000,000), a difference of 999,999,000,000,000,000.
It depends upon whether you use British or American reckoning- a US billion is a thousand million, a British billion is a million million.
No - the difference between the two is 41.5 billion.
There is no difference between the long scale million and a short scale million. There is a difference between the billion in these two scales. The American use the short scale so 1 billion to them is 1,000,000,000 or 10^9. We used to use the long scale so 1 billion is 1,000,000,000,000 or 10^12. It should be noted that for simplicity reasons especially with currency the UK have switched to the short scale system as well.
10 billion, in the American nubmer system.10,000 billion in the British system.
there are 1000 millions in a billion