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.