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# How much is a trillion?

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###### February 13, 2009 2:08AM

Under the current "short scale" of numeration, a "trillion" is one thousand billion or 1012. (The superceded "long scale" used names that increased by a factor of one million, making the old billion 1012 and the old trillion 1018.)