October 16, 2013

Millions, Billions, Trillions: A Fun Financial Fact

The topics of global economics and national debts are difficult enough for most of us to get our minds around. When you start throwing numbers like millions, billions, and trillions into the discussion, it becomes almost impossible to grasp the scope without a little help. Here’s a little example that might assist in understanding what those millions, billions, and trillions of dollars really mean.
A million seconds pass in 12 days.
A billion seconds pass in 31 years.
A trillion seconds pass in 31,688 years.

Source: www.tysknews.com/Depts/Taxes/million.htm.