# How much is a trillion?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by FreaqyFrequency, Sep 30, 2008.

1. ### FreaqyFrequency

Jan 29, 2008
Virginia Beach, VA
I posted this in another thread, but I thought, apart from the issue for which it was posted there, that it was worth its own forum.

http://orlingrabbe.com/trillions.php
http://www.tysknews.com/Depts/Taxes/million.htm
http://pickwaynesbrain.blogspot.com/2007/10/how-much-is-trillion.html

If you counted to a million by one every second, you'd get there in a little over 12 days. If you counted to a billion every second, you'd arrive in about 31 years and 8-1/2 months.

And if you counted to a trillion... in 31,688 years you would be done.

This number scares me.

2. ### GeneralElectric

Dec 26, 2007
NY, NY
A trillion is one more than 999,999,999,999

3. ### Oraflora

Apr 18, 2005
Minneapolis, MN
Is it more than a Brazillian?

4. ### flipper_gv

hey dude wanna know a scary number?

lim X______________________ 1/X
X->0

have fun

5. ### eleonn

Aug 24, 2006
Lima - PerĂº
Its funny that 999,999,999,999 is 1 less than a billion in the whole planet except in US I think.

6. ### eleonn

Aug 24, 2006
Lima - PerĂº
You make me remember my calculus classes at the university... I HATE YOU!!!!

7. ### MunjibungaTotal Hyper-Elite MemberGold Supporting Member

May 6, 2000
San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
What's the big deal? A trillion is only a thousand billion.

8. ### dinghy

May 27, 2007
Saratoga, CA
And a billion is only an thousand million, a million only a thousand thousand, a thousand only a thousand ones.

one is a stone's throw away from a trillion!

9. ### Joey3313

Nov 28, 2003
It was. It isn't anymore.

US, Canada, Australia, UK, Singapore, South Africa, New Zealand, Hong Kong...etc. All use "short scale"

10. ### lowendmafiaSupporting Member

Oct 11, 2007
Sacramento, California
In the words of Seth Myers, "let me give you an idea of how much money that is... I can't give you an idea of how much money that is."

Feb 11, 2007
Finland
12. ### lowendmafiaSupporting Member

Oct 11, 2007
Sacramento, California
I think that you are forgetting the almighty "spacebuck."

13. ### Bruce LindfieldUnprofessional TalkBass ContributorGold Supporting MemberIn Memoriam

Your explanation shows what's wrong ...

so if 1,000 x 1,000 = 1,000,000 - million

then a billion should be million x million

and a trillion should be billion x billion !!

Feb 11, 2007
Finland
What's that?

15. ### DanielleMuscato

Jun 19, 2004
Columbia, Missouri, USA
Endorsing Artist, Schroeder Cabinets
There are several numbers much larger than a googolduplex. Check out Skewes' Number and Graham's Number.

True

Feb 11, 2007
Finland

18. ### dave64oTalkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio!Gold Supporting Member

Jun 15, 2000
Southern NJ

100 x 100 = 1,000?

19. ### Geddyfleaharris

Ya someone might want to check that math. And I don't think you will need calculus.

20. ### Bruce LindfieldUnprofessional TalkBass ContributorGold Supporting MemberIn Memoriam

Just a typo - which I have edited - thanks for proof-reading!