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2020-11-18, 02:12   #23
Prime95
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Aug 2002
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by bbb120 all Chinese four digits separated number
I did not know that!

2020-11-18, 02:20   #24
Uncwilly
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by bbb120 I am not familiar with three digits separated number ,all Chinese four digits separated number , so I make a mistake
The "English" groupings correspond to the named amounts:
1,000 = One Thousand
2,000,000 = Two Million
3,000,000,000 = Three Billion (bi-, meaning 2 in Greek)
4,000,000,000,000 = Four Trillion (tri- = 3)
etc.

India has an odd system.

2020-11-18, 05:33   #25
bbb120

Feb 2019
China

59 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Prime95 I did not know that!
chinese
10,000=1ไธ=10 thousand
100,000,000=1ไบฟ=100 million

123456789123456789=123_456_789_123_456_789(English)
123456789123456789=12_3456_7891_2345_6789(chinese)
English grouping digits three by three๏ผ
but Chinese grouping digits four by four

 2020-11-18, 05:38 #26 a1call     "Rashid Naimi" Oct 2015 Remote to Here/There 22×32×61 Posts Billion had two different meanings in English and French Canada: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billion
 2020-11-18, 10:55 #27 LaurV Romulan Interpreter     "name field" Jun 2011 Thailand 22×5×17×29 Posts We knew about Chinese system (we used to work in China few years at the end of the last century). Thai system is also odd, they group them by 6 digits. In fact, this, same as in Indian dialects, comes from Sanskrit. In fact, they also "shorten" it in speech, ignoring the "small quantities", for example, you may see 1 506078, but they will say "laan haa", which is textual "million five" (i.e. one million, five hundred something) unless the accuracy is especially required (like accounting, banking, invoices, etc). Last fiddled with by LaurV on 2020-11-18 at 10:59
2020-11-18, 19:34   #28
xilman
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May 2003
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by a1call Billion had two different meanings in English and French Canada: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billion
Still does in much of Europe where the term "milliard" is still used for 1e9.

2020-11-18, 22:23   #29
Uncwilly
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by xilman Still does in much of Europe where the term "milliard" is still used for 1e9.
There is a myriad different number naming and notation schemes.

2020-11-19, 16:48   #30
storm5510
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Aug 2009

72·41 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Uncwilly There is a myriad different number naming and notation schemes.
Just be glad we are not using the Roman Numeral system. What a mess that would be.

2020-11-19, 20:34   #31
Uncwilly
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by storm5510 Just be glad we are not using the Roman Numeral system. What a mess that would be.
I have problems, but Roman numerals ain't one of them.

2020-11-19, 21:13   #32
xilman
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by storm5510 Just be glad we are not using the Roman Numeral system. What a mess that would be.
Be thankful for the existence of dozenal and sexagesimal representations.

2020-11-20, 01:09   #33
Dr Sardonicus

Feb 2017
Nowhere

5·1,069 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Uncwilly I have problems, but Roman numerals ain't one of them.
Hmm, rings a bell.
That girl has problems, bein' heard ain't one of 'em .
-- Ethel Merman, referring to Janis Joplin

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