# billion million

## French translation: type

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 08:44 Feb 22, 2006
English to French translations [PRO]
 English term or phrase: billion million In 2004, the Company’s consolidated cost of goods sold increased by 94.2% to US\$1.01 billion million, as compared to US\$518 million in 2003. Savez-vous à quelle unité correspondent les "billion million" ? Merci !
 Sophie BorelFrance Local time: 04:12
 French translation:type Explanation:I would say this is a typo, and someone left the million in by mistake. If you multiply the 2003 figure by 94.2%, you get \$1 billion approx.--------------------------------------------------Note added at 13 mins (2006-02-22 08:58:00 GMT)--------------------------------------------------Sorry, I meant "typo" in the subject line!--------------------------------------------------Note added at 38 mins (2006-02-22 09:22:20 GMT)--------------------------------------------------Et bien sur - 1 millard en français!
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Amanda Grey
France
Local time: 04:12
 Thanks a million !4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

4 +11type
 Amanda Grey
41,010,000,000,000,000
 Conor McAuley

Discussion entries: 1

13 mins   confidence:
1,010,000,000,000,000

Explanation:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billion

10 puissance 15 = 1,000,000,000,000,000

B = numéro + 9 zéros
M = numéro + 6 zéros

Donc B x M = numéro + 15 zéros

Cependant il me semble qu'il y a une erreur, puisque
1) cette croissance énorme n'est pas
2) Même Microsoft ne fait pas autant de chiffre

!!!

HTH

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Note added at 14 mins (2006-02-22 08:58:37 GMT)
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croissance n'est pas possible

 Conor McAuleyFranceLocal time: 04:12Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 38

12 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +11
type

Explanation:
I would say this is a typo, and someone left the million in by mistake. If you multiply the 2003 figure by 94.2%, you get \$1 billion approx.

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Note added at 13 mins (2006-02-22 08:58:00 GMT)
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Sorry, I meant "typo" in the subject line!

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Note added at 38 mins (2006-02-22 09:22:20 GMT)
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Et bien sur - 1 millard en français!

 Amanda GreyFranceLocal time: 04:12Works in fieldNative speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 12
 Thanks a million !

agree  gilbertlu: mais oui !
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agree  Thomas Herbaut: well spotted! Thomas
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