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Number Comprehension

100:

One Hundred

10 x 10

One Hundred


2 500:

25 sets of the above picture, looks like this:

Two and a Half Thousand


10 000:

100 x 100

4 sets of the above picture. Looks like this:

Ten Thousand


250 000:

This is a lot.

You can try imagine the above picture duplicated 25 times in a block (5 across and 5 down)

Or you can download this 2MB picture so you can zoom in and out:

 


1 000 000:

1 million of anything is very much indeed.

Duplicate the 10 000 picture 100 times in a block (10 across and 10 down)

Or you can download this 16MB picture so you can zoom in and out:

 


 1 000 000 000:

A billion. It's mad.

Facebook bought Whatsapp for 22 of these in dollars.

Making a picture for this is pointless. Your computer screen probably has about 2 million pixels in HD.

 


1 000 000 000 000:

One trillion. A thousand billions!

Instead of scrolling around a mass of dots for an age,

here is a good comparative from Page Tutor.

Assuming a million was a few banknotes instead of an insane amount of dots:

trillion