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How much is a trillion?

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


  1. 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

    GeneralElectric

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

    Oraflora

    Apr 18, 2005
    Minneapolis, MN
    Is it more than a Brazillian?:bag:
     
  4. hey dude wanna know a scary number?

    lim X______________________ 1/X
    X->0

    have fun
     
  5. eleonn

    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

    eleonn

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

    :smug:
     
  7. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold 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

    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

    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. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia Supporting 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."
     
  11. Deacon_Blues

    Deacon_Blues

    Feb 11, 2007
    Finland
  12. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia Supporting Member

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

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In 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 !! :meh:
     
  14. Deacon_Blues

    Deacon_Blues

    Feb 11, 2007
    Finland
    What's that?
     
  15. DanielleMuscato

    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.
     
  16. True
     
  17. Deacon_Blues

    Deacon_Blues

    Feb 11, 2007
    Finland
    Yep, check my link. :)
     
  18. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ

    100 x 100 = 1,000? :eyebrow:
     

  19. Ya someone might want to check that math. And I don't think you will need calculus. :bag:
     
  20. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

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

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