There are a lot of "billions" being thrown about these days. But how much is a billion?
Isn't a million pretty big?
Lets look at in terms of time.
To calculate the number of years in one billion seconds, write first one billion in integers to make sure you don't miss any zero i.e 1,000,000,000.
Next, we determine how many seconds are there in a year:
1 min = 60 seconds
1 hour = 60 min = 60 x 60 seconds = 3,600 seconds
1 day = 24 hours = 24 x 3,600 seconds = 86,400 seconds
1 year = 365 days = 365 x 86,400 seconds = 31,536,000 seconds
To get the number of years for 1,000,000,000 seconds, we just divide
1,000,000,000 by 31,536,000
It should give us : 1,000,000,000 / 31,536,000 = 31.71 YEARS.
To give you an idea a million seconds is just about 12 DAYS!