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One billion in numbers is 1000000000 (one followed by nine zeros), or 1,000,000,000 if spelled using thousand separators.

The numeral billion is usually abbreviated as bn.

These days, the meaning of trillion in both, American and British English, is 1000000000000 (one followed by twelve zeros), or 1,000,000,000,000 for better legibility.

For the numeral trillion we use the abbreviation tn.

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In the next part we show you how to convert billion to trillion, and there you can also find useful information regarding languages other than English.

How to Convert Billion to Trillion?

To change a billion to trillion divide the number in billions by 1000.

For example, 5 billion = 0.005 (5 / 1000000) trillion, 200 billion = 0.2 trillion etc.

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Thus, the difference between billion and trillion is the factor of 1000.

A trillion is a thousand times bigger than a billion, and a billion is a thousand times less than a trillion.

Here you can convert trillion to billion.

One billion, the natural number preceding 1000000001 and following 999999999, is thousand times a million in short scale.

Note that some languages different from modern English, including, but not limited to, Spanish, German, French, and Portuguese employ the term billion for 1012, and the term trillion for 1018.

Thus, in languages making use of the long scale notation one billion is 1,000,000,000,000 (twelve zeros) and one trillion is 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 (eighteen zeros).

To avoid ambiguity, consider employing scientific notation: scientificnotation.org.

For example: 2 tn in short scale = 2 × 1012.

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Billion to Trillion Conversion

You have reached our concluding section, and we would like bring to your attention that there are many more short forms for billion and trillion than bn and tn, respectively.

So always make sure you get your numbers right, and consider employing either scientific notation or thousand separators for the sake of disambuigity.

The frequently asked questions in the context are:

  • How many billions make a trillion?
  • What comes after billion?
  • How many thousands in 1 billion?

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