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Q: How many thousands are there in one million? ( Answered ,   1 Comment )
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 Subject: How many thousands are there in one million? Category: Reference, Education and News > Homework Help Asked by: jresq-ga List Price: \$3.00 Posted: 21 Sep 2004 17:03 PDT Expires: 21 Oct 2004 17:03 PDT Question ID: 404423
 ```My son was asked this question in third grade. I thought it was 999, but apparently I am wrong. Can someone explain this one, please.```
 ```Dear jresq, One million is defined as 1000 x 1000, one thousand thousands. The word "million" reflects this since it is derived from the Latin "mille", which means "thousand". See also these websites: Wikipedia Online Encyclopedia: Million http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Million Bartleby Dictionary: Million http://www.bartleby.com/61/31/M0303100.html 999 x 1000 would be only nine hundred ninety-nine thousand (999,000). Regards, Scriptor```
 jresq-ga rated this answer: `Thanks, you made it clear.`
 ```Yes but in Britain is not a billion a million million i.e 1,000,000,000,000 but in US it is a thousand million as in 1000,000,000. Or have they both agreed on what constitutes a billion now?? In Australia we use the US defintion. In fact we are most confusing of all as we mix & match and borrow from both Britian and US in both words and their meanings, and numbers Interesting thought that 999,000 was a million. Never heard that view before. On that basis 999 would be a thousand and 99 would be 100, and then of course 9 would be actually 10. In reverse we would have 10 as being 11, 100 as 101 etc.```