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One billion is for lack of a better word A LOT Most people use this number without realizing how big it really is In this essay I intend to give you a perspective on just how large a number one billion is One billion seconds one billion names written on a banner one billion hairseach of these things may be small but when there are one billion of them its a whole different ball game One billion seconds past October 16 2002 10000 pm would be June 24 2033 24640 pm To find this out the following math must be done 1000000000 seconds divided by 60 seconds per minute equals 1666666667 minutes in one billion seconds This number divided by 60 minutes per hour equals 2777777778 hours in one billion seconds This number divided by 24 hours per day equals 1157407407 days in one billion seconds This number divided by 365 days per year equals 3170979197 years in one billion seconds Now 70979197 must be broken down into days hours minutes and seconds 70979197 years multiplied by 365 days per year equals 2590740691 days in 70909197 years 0740691 days multiplied by 24 hours per day equals 17776584 hours in 0740691 days 7776584 hours multiplied by 60 minutes per hour equals 46659504 minutes in 7776594 hours 659504 minutes multiplied by 60 seconds per minute equals 3957024 seconds in 659504 minutes 3957024 seconds is rounded to 40 seconds The number of years days hours minutes and seconds whole numbers above are put together and we end up with one billion seconds equaling 31 years 259 days 1 hour 46 minutes and 40 seconds If this amount of time is added to October 16 2002 10000 pm we end up at July 2 2033 24640 pm Since there are eight leap years in this period of time eight days are subtracted and we end up at June 24 2033 24640 pm A banner that has all of
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