Where can I find it?

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by TOPS, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    I read a post a few months about how much a billion is, broken down into seconds, minutes, hours, and so on can anyone tell me whee I can find that post again?

    I remember that the seconds would put us back in the 1950's, I think it read 1957
     
  2. takeaction

    takeaction New Member

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    Don't know about the post. The math is easy though once you've gotten past the horror of figuring it out.

    60 seconds to a minute
    360 seconds to an hour
    8640 seconds to a day
    3,153,600 seconds to a year

    1,000,000,000 divided by 3,153,600 = 317.0979198 years ago
    317 times 3,153,600 = 999,691,200 seconds
    that leaves 308,800 seconds = 35 days, 17 hours, 4 minutes, 40 seconds.

    1,000,000,000 seconds = 317 years, 35 days, 17 hours, 4 minutes, 40 seconds

    IF my math is correct (could be totally wrong):smile2:

    This doesn't include leap years, so take out 1 day every 4 years? Even with that, it's:

    115740 DAYS, 17 hours, 4 minutes, 40 seconds.
     

  3. bumper

    bumper New Member

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    1 little zero got ya takeaction (3600 seconds an hour). Don't know the original post top, but going back a million seconds would only take us back a little over 11 and a half days. Going back a billion seconds would take us back about 31.71 years ago, or sometime the end of January, 1977. Going back a trillion seconds would take us back about 31,710 years ago. It's amazing how much that m,b, or tr at the front of the -illion changes things.
     
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    takeaction New Member

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    This is why I always have my son check my work! LOL! Karen and I just got back form a long walk on the land, and I hurt myself more than I should, so I took my meds, and this happens. rofl Thank you for correcting me. Maybe I should lay down... :embarassed:
     
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    It happens to all of us, probably me a lot more than you!
     
  6. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    Bumper, I do not know how old that post was or how old it was when the member found the info on the internet, I just thought it was a cool post explain to everyone the actual, concept of a billion and the tax payers gave AIG more than 80 billion!!! Turn that money over to the B.O.C. members and we could do something with it.
     
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    takeaction New Member

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    YEA YEA! 100 foot houseboat/catfishing rigs for us all! We'd never have to leave!
     
  8. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Top, here's an interesting link on How Much is a Billion.

    If you sat down to count from one to one billion, you would be counting for 95 years.
     
  9. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    Dayton that was what I was looking for.