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"Один мільярд доларів"

Translation:One billion dollars

August 15, 2015

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/amaya-lane

This was my immediate reaction. Haha


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AileTheAlien

Ugh. I'm soooooo glad all the English speakers decided to make the wrong definitions for million, billion, etc the official ones. :S


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaeyeom

Yeah, it's American English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JackyDW

Why doesn't any language have the number system go like this?

1,000 = a million (English: thousand) 1,000,000 = a billion (English: million) 1,000,000,000 = a trillion (English: billion) 1,000,000,000,000 = a quadrillion (English: trillion)

This way the names are based on the number of groups of three zeros.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChesterCri

I think your comment lacks some zero's?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DuolityOfMan

Where? It looks good to me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IGR739986

The standard system is so. But based on the number of groups of six zeros.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DuolityOfMan

Wouldn't that mean that a billion has 12 zeroes?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LuciaGurba

I'm dumb when it comes to math... I just don't get it. Aren't one miliard and one billion different numbers? Like miliard = 10^(9) and billion= 10^(12). Or is it some American-European difference or what?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DuolityOfMan

You're not dumb, it's just confusing. What you just said is correct for the British system. But in the American system, 10^9 is billion, 10^12 is trillion, and there's no miliard.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Romshka1

It was hard i got it wrong

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