How big is a million? billion? trillion?

# Thread: How big is a million? billion? trillion?

1. ## How big is a million? billion? trillion?

A million seconds is 13 days.
A billion seconds is 31 years.
A trillion seconds is 31,688 years.

A million minutes ago was – 1 year, 329 days, 10 hours and 40 minutes ago.
A billion minutes ago was just after the time of Christ.

A million hours ago was in 1885.
A billion hours ago man had not yet walked on earth.

A million dollars ago was five (5) seconds ago at the U.S. Treasury.
A billion dollars ago was late yesterday afternoon at the U.S. Treasury.

A trillion dollars is so large a number that only politicians
can use the term in conversation... probably because they
mathematicians do not even use the term trillion!
Here is some perspective on TRILLION:

Trillion = 1,000,000,000,000.
The country has not existed for a trillion seconds.
Western civilization has not been around a trillion seconds.
One trillion seconds ago – 31,688 years – Neanderthals stalked the plains of Europe.

Million: 1,000,000
Billion: 1,000,000,000
Trillion: 1,000,000,000,000
Quintillion: 1,000,000,000,000,000,000
Sextillion: 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
Nonillion: 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
Centillion: 1 followed by 303 zeros

2. your life is full of zero's

3. I was told once, if you opened a business with 1billion dollars you could loose \$10,000 every day and you would not go broke for over 300 years.... our government burns billions of our money like it was theirs for the taking....

4. does anyone clearly know what the US deficit/foreign debt number sits at currently ...

5. Originally Posted by K-rod
does anyone clearly know what the US deficit/foreign debt number sits at currently ...
it grows so fast it is hard to put a number on it.....

Americans voted for Change Now..... LOL Now change is all they have left in their pockets....

6. Originally Posted by K-rod
does anyone clearly know what the US deficit/foreign debt number sits at currently ...

It's not stopping!

http://www.usdebtclock.org/

7. A googol is 1 with 100 zeros behind it - or 10^100

A Googolplex is 10^googol, or in other words 1 with a googol zeros behind it.

Writing a googolplex in numerals (i.e., "10,000,000,000...") would be physically impossible, since doing so would require more space than the known universe provides.

An average book of 60 cubic inches can be printed with 5&#215;10^5 zeroes (5 characters per word, 10 words per line, 25 lines per page, 400 pages), or 8.3&#215;10^3 '0's per cubic inch. The observable (i.e. past light cone) universe contains 6&#215;10^83 cubic inches (1.3 &#215; π &#215; (14&#215;10^9 light year in inches)3).

This math implies that if the universe is stuffed with paper printed with '0's, it could contain only 5.3&#215;10^87 '0's—far short of a googol of '0's. In fact there are only about 2.5&#215;10^89 elementary particles in the observable universe so even if one were to use an elementary particle to represent each digit, one still would require the universe's volume about a trillion times larger. Therefore a googolplex cannot be written out since a googol of '0's cannot fit into the observable universe.

The time it would take to write such a number also renders the task implausible: if a person can write two digits per second, it would take around about 1.51&#215;10^92 years, which is 1.1&#215;10^82 times the age of the universe, to write a googolplex.[2]

Consider printing the digits of a googolplex in unreadable, one-point font (0.353 mm per digit). It would take about 3.5&#215;10^96 metres to write a googolplex in one-point font. The observable universe is estimated to be 8.80&#215;10^26 meters, or 93 billion light-years, in diameter,[3] so the distance required to write the necessary zeroes is 4.0&#215;10^69 times as long as the estimated universe.

8. A billion Dollars and a Trillion Dollars

The same guy in red is standing at the bottom left of the Trillion

9. Here's a few pics to show you

10. More money

11. and the last few

12. those are all \$1 bills. Wouldn't we use \$100 bills if we were stacking and collecting cash?

13. Originally Posted by G Hats
those are all \$1 bills. Wouldn't we use \$100 bills if we were stacking and collecting cash?
At least a few of these would reduce the piles.

As of May 30, 2009, there are 336 \$10,000 bills in private hands.

14. which pile is ICBC's ?

15. Those pictures are a good visual,

What got me thinking was some show the other day and some guy saying there is no way the USA could ever pay the debt.

I was curious how much a trillion dollars was???

The following was cut from a page, How can you pay something that is growing 4.17 Billion a day??

U.S. NATIONAL DEBT CLOCK
The Outstanding Public Debt as of 21 Jan 2011 at 03:19:48 AM GMT is:

14,058,612,613,571.01

The estimated population of the United States is 309,883,894
so each citizen's share of this debt is \$45,367.35.

The National Debt has continued to increase an average of
\$4.17 billion per day since September 28, 2007!
Concerned? Then tell Congress and the White House!

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