[amsat-bb] Re: Arecibo on 432 MHz Moon Bounce (some calculations)
nss at mwt.net
Thu Apr 22 12:59:07 PDT 2010
do you calculators have commas?
The Original Rolling Ball Clock
On 4/22/2010 1:14 PM, Sil - ZL2CIA wrote:
> Idle-Tyme wrote:
>> On 4/21/2010 8:25 PM, i8cvs wrote:
>>>> Comma or no comma, shouldn't matter
>>>> 1000 mega watts or 1,000 Mega watts is still one thousand million
>>>> watts! NOT one thousands watts. true?
>>>> The Original Rolling Ball Clock
>>>> Idle Tyme
>>> Hi Idle-Tyme
>>> I don't agree with your statement:
>>> 1000 mega watt are one thousand million watt
>>> 1,000 mega watt or 1.000 mega watt is only one million watt because
>>> zero after the comma means nothing like 1,0000000000000 is still
>>> one million watt or 1 MW
>> NO! it's a comma, not a decimal point! it's one thousand, one
>> thousand written 1000 or 1,000 is still one thousand they are exactly
>> the same.
> That's only true in the English speaking world, and this is the cause
> of the confusion in this debate.
> In the Netherlands (and most of Europe), you would write one thousand
> million watts as 1.000 megawatts.
> The decimal indicator in Europe is a comma.
> For example,
> 1,5 means one and a half
> 1.000.000 means one million.
> (ex PA3HIL)
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