How to calculate a century?

by Gomar
Tags: century
 P: 21 if 1 century = 100, and 100 centuries = 10,000, does 154 hundred thousand centuries = 154,000,000? So it's same as 154million years? Or is it 154 * 100,000 = 15,400,000 * 100 = 1,540,000,000? 1.54Billion? or is it 15,400,000? thank you.
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 Quote by Gomar 154 hundred thousand centuries
This is a really awkward word construction that no one would ever use, but if I heard it, I would interpret it as meaning 154 * 100,000.
 P: 13 1 century : 100 years 100 : 10000 years 15400000 : 1,540,000,000 is it?
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How to calculate a century?

 Quote by cepheid This is a really awkward word construction that no one would ever use, but if I heard it, I would interpret it as meaning 154 * 100,000.
Sorry I just realized this was ambiguous. I would interpret it as meaning:

154*100,000 centuries = 15,400,000 centuries

= 154*100,000*100 years = 1,540,000,000 years
P: 13
 Quote by cepheid Sorry I just realized this was ambiguous. I would interpret it as meaning: 154*100,000 centuries = 15,400,000 centuries = 154*100,000*100 years = 1,540,000,000 years

i also confused with your earlier post..
 P: 772 century = 100 154,000 * century = 154,000 * 100
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 Quote by Number Nine century = 100 154,000 * century = 154,000 * 100
1 century = 100 years
154,000 * 1 century = 154,000 * 100 years
 P: 21 I am confused. Is the correct answer: 1,540,000,000 years or not?
P: 772
 Quote by Gomar I am confused. Is the correct answer: 1,540,000,000 years or not?
You have the answer. What's 154,000 * 100?
P: 21
 Quote by Number Nine You have the answer. What's 154,000 * 100?
So it's 15,400,000
not
1,540,000,000?
P: 21
 Quote by Gomar does 154 hundred thousand centuries = 154,000,000? thank you.
prof says 1,540,000,000 is right. as you have to multiply 10,000,000 by 154.
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