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What does 1 Trillion look like?

Students will likely come across big numbers, whether GDP or Debt . The difference between a million, a billion and a trillion quickly gets blurry. This article shows what $1 Trillion looks like. Another way to get a feel of the difference is to look in terms of seconds:

  • 1 million seconds is about 11 and 1/2 days.

  • 1 billion seconds is about 32 years.

  • 1 trillion seconds is 31,710 years.


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