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Old 05-17-2010, 12:54 PM   #1
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Disaster Area - UK Billion, or US Billion?

I am aware that the US 'billion' is not the same as a UK billion. (Thousand million/ 1,000,000,000)

The achievement is at 80%, but I have done over a thousand million damage.

What is the total amount of damage in millions, I have to do? Please give it as a digit, rather than just say a billion! thanks
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Old 05-19-2010, 04:32 AM   #2
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I would have thought it would be US billion ie 10^9. Is the damage stat total damage or EDF property destroyed?
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Old 05-19-2010, 11:44 AM   #3
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I would have thought it would be US billion ie 10^9. Is the damage stat total damage or EDF property destroyed?
It's EDF damage. The game doesnt seem to give an exact amount of EDF damage given. I do have the achievement now, but I get a bit annoyed when the game companies don't make them selves clear enough.
Sometimes they don't need to be clear, but when theres a flippin achievement tracker, then they need to get it right! lol
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Old 05-30-2010, 07:19 PM   #4
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I thought it was a made up unit, like EDF credits, or even salvage. Who knows
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Old 06-05-2010, 03:51 AM   #5
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Does the idea of 1 million x 1 million = 1 billion still exist?

I can't think of anything more retarded. 10 ^ 9 is a billion and any nation that says otherwise is rooted.
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(Just my first google search)

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OK, here in UK a Billion equals
100 Million whereas in the US it
is 1,000 Million. What gives?

US: (10 to Power of)
10 to the 1 = 10
10 to the 2 = 100
10 to the 3 = 1,000 (Thousand)
10 to the 6 = 1,000,000 (Million)
10 to the 9 = 1,000,000,000 (Billion)

UK
10 to the 3 = 1,000
10 to the 6 = 1,000,000 (Million)
10 to the 8 = 100,000,000 (UK Billion)

http://forums.appleinsider.com/archi...p/t-11297.html
Well I have always thought the UK Billion was "One Thousand Million" / 1,000,000,000

Although you are not necesarily tought Billions, I don't think it matters in exams as I have always written the American Billion.
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Old 06-05-2010, 04:00 PM   #7
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One thousand million is a billion... as a Science teacher who values international standards, any nation that takes a minority view and says otherwise is a spanner in the gears of progress...

Much like Americans with their ghastly inches and miles and gallons... I mean, preposterous!
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One thousand million is a billion... as a Science teacher who values international standards, any nation that takes a minority view and says otherwise is a spanner in the gears of progress...

Much like Americans with their ghastly inches and miles and gallons... I mean, preposterous!
Ok I am confused now because that is saying "Yay for the american thousand million", but bog off america for the ghastly inches and miles. Us brits use miles!
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There's nothing confusing... I am a neutral Aussie and think that the UK billion is just as silly as America's farenheits and fluid ounces.

That said, I didn't know Brits used miles... shame on you!
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Wait, what?

I'm from the UK - from Scotland - and can honestly say that all through school, college and my adult life, I've NEVER known a billion to be anything other than 1,000 million.

I was taught that at school and then when I left school to study Physics, again it was NEVER just 100 million.

And to be sure, when I saw this thread, I called my mate to get him to ask his Dad - he's a professsor at Aberdeen University - and guess what? He agrees... Its 1000 million here too - so whats with this UK being different to the US thing.


EDIT: Right, just to clarify - Both the US and UK billion are the same - one thousand million - and have been the same since 1974.


Anyhoo...
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Wait, what?

I'm from the UK - from Scotland - and can honestly say that all through school, college and my adult life, I've NEVER known a billion to be anything other than 1,000 million.

I was taught that at school and then when I left school to study Physics, again it was NEVER just 100 million.

And to be sure, when I saw this thread, I called my mate to get him to ask his Dad - he's a professsor at Aberdeen University - and guess what? He agrees... Its 1000 million here too - so whats with this UK being different to the US thing.


EDIT: Right, just to clarify - Both the US and UK billion are the same - one thousand million - and have been the same since 1974.


Anyhoo...
This is what I thought! I was always tought that 1000 million is a billion, but was always told the american one is different.

But not since 1974 _ haaa
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