I have gotten a handful of search engine hits asking how many zeros (0′s) are in the number one million. There are six zeros “1,000,000″ in one million.

Now for billion and trillion, the definitions are different in America, and Britain.

In America one billion has nine zeros “1,000,000,000″, and one trillion has twelve zeroes “1,000,000,000,000″.

In Britain billion means twice as many zeros as one million or 12 zeros “1,000,000,000,000″. And trillion means three times as many zeros as one million of 18 zeros “1,000,000,000,000,000,000″.

I am assuming these are students (hopefully young ones) doing homework. Study hard kids!

If you want some REALLY BIG numbers try a GOOGOL (pronounced google). A googol is a 1 followed by 100 zeros. And a GOOGOLPLEX is 10 to the power of a GOOGOL or a 1 followed by a googol of zeros. I have read that if a googolplex were written out on a piece of paper that it wouldn’t fit in the known universe.

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Comment by ashleigh — January 26, 2006 @ 6:29 am

Dear Sir / Madam,

Kindly advice how many zeros in 1 billion in Chinese situation?

Thanks & Regards,

Wes

Comment by Wesley Goh — February 15, 2006 @ 10:43 pm

China uses a completely different number system where digits are in groups of four, instead of groups of three (ie one million = 1,000,000). I don’t know if they have equivalent terms of billion or trillion.

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Comment by Katherine — July 28, 2006 @ 10:42 am

Hi… I know this may seem stupid. I’m doin my masters and i didn’t know how many zeros are there in a billion !!!

Thanks for this site.

Comment by Allen — September 17, 2006 @ 7:32 am

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Comment by deeps — June 4, 2007 @ 1:46 am

How many zero’s in the number

10 billion trillion

thanks jim

Comment by jim — June 7, 2007 @ 9:21 am

im 24 and there are 6 zeros in a million shown like this:1’000’000

Comment by rahul — November 25, 2007 @ 1:37 pm

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Comment by rahul — November 25, 2007 @ 1:39 pm

Can u please advice “How many zeros are there in One milion; in Indian algebra?”

Comment by Nisha Thomas — January 8, 2008 @ 2:47 am

Thanks, your straightforward answer was a big help….i was analysisng financial statements, im a masters student….and i forgot how many zeroes are there in a mil…hahahaha.

Comment by M — February 9, 2008 @ 3:47 pm

well hello, thanks for the help, i was doing my math and i was like huh, how many zeroes are there again in a million? and well you helped me out, thanks mate :] haha

kait

Comment by kaitlin — February 26, 2008 @ 11:07 pm

thx for the web1i was doing my math HW and when i got to that question iwas like huh, how many zeroes are in it agian? and isearched it so thx for the help!

Comment by Alicia — March 31, 2008 @ 5:03 pm

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Comment by Rutfan — April 23, 2008 @ 9:41 am

Thank you for the information. I was trying to ssee how much per restaurant Arbys paid for Wendys and also I lived in the UK and nobody believed that one billion was different in different parts of the world.

S

Comment by sweet pea — April 25, 2008 @ 10:12 am

If the Three Gorges Dam in China holds 21811678087.50 US Tons of water, what do I call this number? (Billion? Trillion?)

Thanks for your Web Site.

Brian.

Comment by Brian Cotter — May 17, 2008 @ 4:46 pm

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Comment by Jisha — April 5, 2009 @ 2:34 am

Relations of Millions and billions eng and chinese

1,000,000 = 1 million

1,000,000,000 = 1 billion

10,000 = 10 thousand = 1Ã¨ÂÂ¬

therefore

1,000,000 = 1 million = 100Ã¨ÂÂ¬

1,000,000,000 = 1 billion = 10Ã¥â€žâ€ž

(1Ã¥â€žâ€ž = 100,000,000 = 100 million)

so the answer to sweet pea’s question is

21,811,678,087.50 US Tons of water

21.8 billion tons of water

(218Ã¥â€žâ€žÃ¥â„¢Â¸Ã¦Â°Â´)

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Comment by NJY — June 24, 2009 @ 9:51 am

thanks so much i was doing my homework because i am in year 4 i forgot how many zeros there were in a million and the extra information about the googol and googolplex was very informative to me. =]

Comment by anastacia diane hodge — August 29, 2009 @ 4:49 pm

hay hi,

this is chetan…

I wonder why its different values for million in UK and US.

as its unit it should be same ( my engineering mind is not ready to digest it) thanks parag for this information.

regards

chetan

Comment by chetan — September 1, 2009 @ 10:52 pm

How do you write 411 million in numbers?

Comment by Tita — September 3, 2009 @ 10:16 pm

So how many zeros are in 48.0 million,1.6 billion,and 2.68 billion?

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Comment by sam — June 17, 2012 @ 11:45 pm

how is it possible that in the 1 million have 6 zero’s plz reply me becaz i thing that 1 million requireds 9 zero’s

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Comment by ankit bhatnagar — September 8, 2012 @ 8:00 am

Sorry, but there are only 6 zeros in one million.

Comment by Rob — September 10, 2012 @ 6:40 am