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In the United States, the number 13 is symbolic of bad luck. Tall office buildings sometimes skip the number 13 when numbering the floors.

The number 7 is symbolic of good luck.

The word trillion means a 1 followed by 12 zeros, a British billion. The word billion means a 1 followed by 9 zeros, a British milliard.

A period is used to indicate a decimal point, not a comma. A comma is used to separate groups of three digits in large numbers, thus "$1,232.52".

 

 
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