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Big numbers
By Mike Sallee


March 31, 2009

OK, I won't argue with Mr. McGillvray, but for the edification of the rest of those perusing this column, in America a billion is 1 followed by nine zeros, a trillion is 1 followed by twelve zeros.

I can only surmise that Mr. McGillvray 's twenty pound tome that rests on a stand was either printed in Great Britain or hails from an era when America was using the British system.

Mike Sallee
Ketchikan, AK


Received March 31, 2009 - Published March 30, 2009


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