[r-t] Big search
holroyd at math.ubc.ca
Tue Jan 22 21:40:55 UTC 2008
, the UK government officially adopted billion=10^9 (etc) in 1974, but
some countries still use the other system.
On Tue, 22 Jan 2008, Ben Willetts wrote:
>>> Or in the UK does "billion" instead mean 10^12?
>> Yes it should, but the US billion is taking over increasingly.
>> It is annoying, as we are never sure which is being used.
> Really? I can't recall the last time I heard anyone use "billion" to mean
> 10^12. Certainly no news reports do. I don't. Do scientific papers still
> use it?
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