Feeds:
Posts

## Scientific notation for money.

Where I was born, a billion was $10^{12}$, this is, a million millions. However, when I moved to the USA, I learned that a billion should be $10^9$, while a trillion should be $10^{12}$. But in the long notation a trillion is $10^{18}$: a million billions. You can imagine that this is very confusing, especially when talking about money. If you want to get confused, read the wikipedia. This is why I propose that we do away with all those phony numbers when we talk about money and use scientific notation instead.