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Because if you can't explain it simply, you don't know it well enough. Science, put bluntly.
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The Dimensions of Wealth.

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The Longitudinal Wave Pattern of a Millipedes Legs.

“I’m sorry for writing via this form, but I couldn’t figure out where to place a comment.I was just wondering if, for the sake of clarity, it would be helpful to state how many zeros (or power of 10) are in a billion vs a million. Because, the US Billion is different from the European Billion. In the US, you have Million < Hundred Millions < Billion, whereas in Europe we have Million < Hundred Millions < Thousand Millions < Billion, meaning the European Billion has 12 zeros as opposed to the 9 zeros in the US Billion.This is referring to this post: https://blunt-science.tumblr.com/post/189056742067/a-visual-representation-of-how-much-larger-a Thank you for your attention and work. :)”This is a great point, that a friend also pointed out to me. And, I had NO idea about it at all - so great pickup. We did (and to a certain degree, still do) have a different billion in the US (US version being 1,000,000,000) and in the UK/EU. However, that has somewhat been rectified and a good chunk of the world accepts the US billion as standard. The UK billion was rather archaic, coming from the 16th century and literally meant two lots, or “bi” of a million. Being, 1,000,000^2 = 1,000,000,000,000. 

In fact, previous Prime Minister Harold Wilson confirmed that this would be changed, and the more correct US billion would be used. He wrote: “No. The word ‘billion’ is now used internationally to mean 1,000 million and it would be confusing if British Ministers were to use it in any other sense. I accept that it could still be interpreted in this country as 1 million million and I shall ask my colleagues to ensure that, if they do use it, there should be no ambiguity as to its meaning.”

From a Scientific perspective, the US Billion makes far more sense, as we use units of 10^3. Kilo, Mega, Giga, and so forth. Or, 1,000, 1,000,000, 1,000,000,000, Or, thousand, million, billion. You said the word “we” when referring to Europe, so I assume you are either from the UK or mainland Europe. From what I can gather, the UK/EU billion is now a relic of colloquial conversation in English and in mainland European languages, and officially, the US billion rules from a legislative standpoint. To cut a long story short. The image I posted is the US, and more internationally accepted and scientific billion, ie, a thousand million. I hope this clears it up, and feel free to add any input!

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Million vs Billion clarification

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