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# How many zeroes are in a zillion?

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Zillion has an indeterminate number of zeroes. Despite the popular misconception, zillion actually is not a true number. Rather, zillion is defined as an indeterminately large number.

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The first known use of the word zillion is in 1934. A derivation of zillion is zillionaire. Zillionaire refers to a particularly wealthy individual. Another take on the word zillion is gazillion. Gazillion is also used to refer to an indeterminately large number. However, in addition to referencing a particularly large number, gazillion is most often used with at least a hint of jocularity. The most common misconception associated with zillion is that it follows trillion in the order of numbers.

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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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There are 12 zeros after the one in one trillion. One trillion is equal to one thousand billion, which is the same as one thousand thousand million.

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One billion is equal to 1,000 million. One billion is written with a one followed by nine zeros, while one million is written with a one followed by six zeros. One billion is also written as 10^9, and one million is written as 10^6.

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One billion, represented as 1,000,000,000, consists of one 1 and nine 0’s. It is regarded as 1 x 10 to the ninth power in scientific notation, where 9 indicates the number of zeros. It is equivalent to a thousand million: 1,000 x 1,000,000.