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    Big numbers

    Hello,

    I'd like to know if this number, 10,000,000, is ten million or ten hundred thousand.

    I've been doing some online exercises of this subject. One number was 1,000,010,000,023, so I wrote one quadrillion, ten million and twenty three as an answer, but it was wrong and the correction was: one quadrillion, ten hundred thousand and twenty three. I'm so confused because I've been searching on the internet for correct reading of 10,000,000 and every web page I visited said that it's ten million.

    I'd be grateful to know the correct answer and why is it correct. The hundred thousand is a stone in my shoe, for now.

    Thank you very much .

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    Re: Big numbers

    10,000,000 = 10 million
    1,000,010,000,23 = 1 trillion, 10 million and 23 (note that there is no zero before "23" at the end)

    In BrE:

    three zeros = thousand
    six zeros = million
    nine zeros = billion
    twelve zeros = trillion

    Bigger than that, I've really no idea!

    I think it's different in AmE.

    A hundred thousand, in BrE, is written 100,000.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Big numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by FrybelÚn View Post
    ... the correction was: one quadrillion, ten hundred thousand and twenty three.
    The author of the online tool you used made a mistake. There is no such number as ten hundred thousand.
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    Re: Big numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    In BrE:

    three zeros = thousand
    six zeros = million
    nine zeros = billion
    twelve zeros = trillion

    Bigger than that, I've really no idea!

    I think it's different in AmE.

    A hundred thousand, in BrE, is written 100,000.
    It's the same in AmE. You're probably thinking of the "long billion" of a million millions. When it was used in the UK, billions were different on the two sides of the pond. Now they vary in British documents depending on their age.

    Although names beyond "quadrillion" are rarely used (in favor of unambiguous and concise scientific notation), the names of large numbers from a billion up use a Latin prefix: billion, trillion, quadrillion, quintillion, sextillion, etc. There's a nice page here explaining the usage and its history.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 01-Sep-2016 at 15:27. Reason: Clarification.
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