What Is the Difference Between an American Billion and a British Billion?

An American “billion” is 1,000,000,000 which is a thousand million.

A British “billion” is 1,000,000,000,000 which is a million million.

In scientific notation, a billion is written as 10^9.

A billion is sometimes referred to as a milliard, although this terminology is archaic British English and rarely used in modern English.

About a billion minutes ago, the Roman Empire was flourishing and Christianity was emerging.

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