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# How many zeros are there in one billion?

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The numeral one billion has nine zeros. This number is equal to one thousand million. In scientific notation, one billion is written as 1x10 to the ninth power.

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When trying to get a feel for a number this large, it is helpful to put it in everyday terms. For example, to save \$1 billion, a thrifty saver would have to deposit \$100 in the bank each day for over 27,000 years. If a person wanted to count to one billion and could spit out numbers at the rate of three per second, it would still take over 95 years to finish.

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