[extropy-chat] a nano question

Amara Graps amara at amara.com
Wed Apr 4 06:30:03 UTC 2007

Acy Stapp acy.stapp at gmail.com :
>but in the past parts of Europe including England
>specified 1e6 as a milliard and 1e9 as a million. Perhaps your source
>materials were of European origin.

in Italian (today),

10^3 = one thousand = uno mille
10^6 = one million = uno milione
10^9 = one billion = uno miliardo

(from Latin, I think)



Amara Graps, PhD      www.amara.com
INAF Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario (IFSI), Roma, ITALIA
Associate Research Scientist, Planetary Science Institute (PSI), Tucson

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