(OT) Understanding million, billion, trillion.....

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by sno, Feb 1, 2010.

1. snoGuest

Most people know how long a second is....

1 million seconds = aprox. 11 days

1 billion seconds = aprox. 33 years

1 trillion seconds = aprox. 33,000 years

The human race has been around for aprox. 6 trillion seconds..

The amount of money it is guestimated the government owes is aprox. 12
trillion dollars.

Twice as long as the human race has been around...

hope helps....have fun....sno

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Correct Scientific Terminology:
Hypothesis - a guess as to why or how something occurs
Theory - a hypothesis that has been checked by enough experiments
to be generally assumed to be true.
Law - a hypothesis that has been checked by enough experiments
in enough different ways that it is assumed to be truer then a theory.
Note: nothing is proven in science, things are assumed to be true.

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Correct Scientific Terminology:
Hypothesis - a guess as to why or how something occurs
Theory - a hypothesis that has been checked by enough experiments
to be generally assumed to be true.
Law - a hypothesis that has been checked by enough experiments
in enough different ways that it is assumed to be truer then a theory.
Note: nothing is proven in science, things are assumed to be true.
sno, Feb 1, 2010

2. Chris DaviesGuest

sno <> wrote:
> 1 billion seconds = aprox. 33 years

This depends on whether you're American or British.
Chris
Chris Davies, Feb 13, 2010

3. snoGuest

On 2/13/2010 4:03 AM, Chris Davies wrote:
> sno<> wrote:
>> 1 billion seconds = aprox. 33 years

>
> This depends on whether you're American or British.
> Chris

Yep...I messed up...should have noted was American...no excuse <grin>

have fun....sno
sno, Feb 13, 2010