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    Default HELP: one hundred million billion

    I read a book about brain and it told me that about /one hundred million billion neuron cells in human brain.

    Should: one hundred million billion=100,000,000,000???
    I suppose it is wrong in Chinese version and i can not work out since when i think about maths things, my brain turns to be mess.

    And i got a answer:
    One hundred million billion=1,000,000,000,000,000,000

    Right or not? Give me a hand...

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    Default Re: HELP: one hundred million billion

    Check out this site for differences between BrE and AmE: http://www.sizes.com/numbers/big_numName.htm

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    Default Re: HELP: one hundred million billion

    still have no idea.............

    Suppose I mean it in USA, how one hundred million billion should be???

    And how about in UK???

    I don't care about the other language.....


    Thx

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    Default Re: HELP: one hundred million billion

    Are you sure it read "million billion"? Isn't it more like a hundred billion?

    How many neurons (nerve cells) are in the brain?

    It is estimated that there are 100 billion (100,000,000,000) neurons
    Source: http://www.newhorizons.org/neuro/scheibel.htm

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    Default Re: HELP: one hundred million billion

    Thanks, now i could confirm the print is wrong.
    There is a real problem for Chinese students to learn the numbers in English. We have different way to number a figure and especially hard for me (a maths spaz) to sort out the large numbers in different versions.

    We have the special units of (WAN)=10000
    (SHI WAN)=100000
    ....................

    Thanks so much.

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