We previously looked at a Billion vs 1,000 Million; This is a nice example of relative size of numbers:



via NYT

Category: Digital Media, Mathematics

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2 Responses to “Billion vs Trillion”

  1. drollere says:

    well zeros work fine for me … if a million is a penny, then a billion is $10, and a trillion is $10,000.

    if you’re looking at your wallet, then $10K is a ton of money. if you’re looking at your checking account … not so much.

    the basic fact is not that $trillion is a ton of money, but that $million is chump change in comparison to the enormous current debts, revenues and cash reserves in play.

  2. dunnage says:

    Billion is GM

    A Trillion is Goldman.