# Thread: HELP: one hundred million billion

1. ## 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.

One hundred million billion=1,000,000,000,000,000,000

Right or not? Give me a hand...

2. ## Re: HELP: one hundred million billion

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

3. ## Re: HELP: one hundred million billion

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

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

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

Thx

4. ## 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

5. ## 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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