Ben Oostdam story # 402

DOUBLE FEATURE:

MUTUAL
DISDAIN
or
DISDUTCH

BILLION
BUCKS
BAILOUT








dyke is different now
what hardly any Dutch person knows about:
Hans Brinker
the boy (with silver skates)
who put his finger in a dyke
why? (not): because it occurred only in an American book !


the new version only makes matters worse
by introducing mountains on the front cover





what hardly any American knows about Holland:
that 1 billion in Holland is a big 1012 not just a small 109 - which is one miljard
so the Sep 2008 US financial bailout is "only" 700 billion dollars, or a 1,000 times less than what I thought....
Haha ;o]

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
1,000,000,000 (one billion, short scale) is the natural number following 999,999,999 and preceding 1,000,000,001.
In scientific notation, it is written as 10E9.
In modern (short scale) English language usage, it is usually called a billion
(although in many other languages and long scale usage,
a billion means a million millions, or 1,000,000,000,000, instead of a thousand millions).
In India, it may be known as 100 crores.
The term milliard can also be used to refer to 1,000,000,000,
though this terminology is rarely used in the English language, but often in other languages.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Look up billion in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

Billion may refer to:
In numbers:
Either of the two values:
1,000,000,000 (one thousand million, 109, SI prefix: giga-) - for all short scale countries
or
1,000,000,000,000 (one million million, 1012, SI Prefix: tera-) - for all long scale countries
For more information, see short and long scale numbering systems

Long and short scales
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The long and short scales are two different numerical systems used throughout the world:

Short scale is the English translation
of the French term échelle courte.[1]
It refers to a system of numeric names
in which every new term greater than million
is 1,000 times the previous term:
"billion" means "a thousand millions" (109),
"trillion" means "a thousand billions" (1012),
and so on.

million 10E6 ten to the power six 106
billion 10E9 ten to the power nine 109
trillion 10E12 ten to the power twelve 1012
quadrillion 10E15 ten to the power fifteen 1015
Long scale is the English translation
of the French term échelle longue.
It refers to a system of numeric names
in which every new term greater than million
is 1,000,000 times the previous term:
"billion" means "a million millions" (1012),
"trillion" means "a million billions" (1018),
and so on.

\
million 10E6 ten to the power six 106
milliard 10E9 ten to the power nine 109
billion 10E12 ten to the power twelve 1012
billiard
(also name of the game)
10E15 ten to the power fifteen 1015
trillion 10E18 ten to the power eighteen 1018
trilliard 10E21 ten to the power twentyone 1021
quadrillion 10E24 ten to the power twentyfour 1024
How J.P. Morgan raised 11.5 Billion in 24 hours
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