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What is the Meaning of Trillion?

A trillion is a number with two different definitions. 

  • 1 million million i.e.1,000,000,000,000 or 10¹² is defined as the short-scale trillion. This is the meaning of trillion in both American and British English and

  • 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 or 10¹⁸ is larger than the short scale trillion.The long scale trillion is one million times larger than the short scale trillion. This is the historical meaning of trillion in English and presently used in different non-speaking English countries where trillion and billion maintain their long-scale definitions.

How Much is One Trillion?

One trillion dollars is equivalent to a thousand billion, or million dollars multiplied by millions.  A trillion is  a 1 with 12 zeros after it, represented as 1,000,000,000,000 or 10¹².


How Many Billions Make a Trillion?

The answer to the question “ How Many Billions Make A Trillion” depends on the place where you live.

  • (In the US, Modern British and Australian,  short scale) , one thousand billion makes one trillion, represented as 1,000,000,000,000 or 10¹².

  • (In Older British, Australian, long scale), one million billion makes one trillion, represented as 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 or 10¹⁸.

A British trillion was used to be equivalent to one million American trillions, but now both are mostly similar.


How Many Millions in One Trillion?

One trillion dollars is defined as one million dollars multiplied by a million, or one million million makes one trillion.


How to Convert Million to Trillion?

The formula to convert million to trillion is:

1 Million = 1E - 06 Trillion 

Accordingly, we can convert millions to trillions by multiplying the value given in million by 1.0E - 06. For example, to convert 5 million to trillions, the calculation is 

5 Million = 5 1.0E - 06 or 5E - 6 trillion

Therefore, 5 million is equal to 5.0E - 6 trillion.


How to Convert Trillion to Million?

The formula to convert trillion to million:

1 Trillion = 1000000 Millions

Accordingly, we can convert trillion to million by multiplying the value given in trillion by 1000000. For example, to convert 5 trillion to a million, the calculation is 

5 Trillion  = 5 1000000 or 5000000 million

Therefore, 5 trillions equal 5000000 million.


How to Convert Billion to Trillion?

The formula to convert billion to trillion is:

1 Billion = 0.0001 Trillion 

Accordingly, we can convert billion to trillion by multiplying the value given in billion by  0.0001. For example, to convert 5 billion to trillion, the calculation is 

5 Billion = 5 0.0001 or 0.0005 trillion

Therefore, 5 billion is equal to 0.0005 trillion.


How to Convert Trillion to Billion?

The formula to convert trillion to billion is:

1 trillion = 1000 billion

Accordingly, we can convert trillion to billion by multiplying the value given in trillion by  1000. For example, to convert 5 trillion to a billion, the calculation is 

5 Trillion = 5 1000 or  5000 billion

Therefore, 5 trillion is equal to 5000 billion.


Solved Examples

1. Convert 7 Million to Trillions

The formula to convert million to trillion is:

1 Million = 1E - 06 Trillion 

Accordingly,

7 Million =  7 1E - 06  = 7.0E - 6 Trillion 

Therefore, 7 million is equal to 7.0E - 6 trillion 

2. Convert 7 Trillion to Million

The formula to convert trillions to millions:

1 Trillion = 1000000 Millions

Accordingly, 

7 Trillions  = 7 1000000 or 7000000 million

Therefore, 7 trillion is equal to 7000000 million.

3. Convert 9 Billion to Trillions

The formula to convert billion to trillion is:

1 Billion = 0.0001 Trillion 

Accordingly, 

9 Billions  = 9 0.0001 or 0.0009 trillion

Therefore, 9 billion is equal to 0.0009 trillion

4. Convert 9 Trillion to Billions.

The formula to convert trillion to billion is:

1 trillion = 1000 billion

Accordingly, 

9 Trillions  = 9 1000 or 9000 billion

Therefore, 9 trillion is equal to 9000 billion.


Fun Facts

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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. How Long Will it Take to Count 1 Trillion Dollars?

Ans. If you count one dollar per second, it would take 31688 years to count one trillion dollars.

2. How Many Zeros Make One Million, One Billion, and One Trillion?

Ans: Zero plays an important role as you count larger numbers. As the number gets larger, more zeroes are needed. As you know,

  • 1 thousand thousand makes one million, and one thousand has 3 zeros. Accordingly, one million has 6 zeros and is represented as 1,000,000.

  • 1 billion is one thousand million. One billion is a 1 followed by 9 zeros and represented as 1,000,000,000.

  • One trillion is a  thousand billion or equal to a million million. One million is a 1 followed by 12 zeros and represented as 1,000,000,000,000.