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wahah i thought a lakh was 1000 pounds. isit?

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Posted: 04 January 2010 at 9:41am | IP Logged
I think others should adopt India's system. Lakh is easier to pronounce than Hundred Thousand. Crore is easier to pronounce than Hundred Million. Tongue

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Posted: 04 January 2010 at 9:42am | IP Logged
Originally posted by souro

Originally posted by Meena1

Originally posted by souro

Lakh is 100K. Crore is 10 million. Now how is that confusing?? Confused


all of it.. its hard to explain..  i think india is the only country to count at the 100's level .. everyone else counts at the 1000's level.. it gets confusing when you are converting dollars to rupees.. Confused

But it's fun na. You only have ten, hundred, thousand, million, billion. We use all these plus lakh and crore too as intermediate stops. More names, more fun. Tongue
And just why should we bother about how the whole world counts when we're counting money or solving a maths problem inside our country. Tongue

 
Similarly, I dont understand why US uses "Penny, dime and things like that.It was so confusing in the beginning to remember all that..1 paisa, 2 paisa , 10 paisa sounds so easyLOL
 

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Posted: 04 January 2010 at 9:47am | IP Logged
Originally posted by Meena1

Originally posted by sunandshine

Tere paas 100,000$ hain??Shocked at a given time, practically one does not have that much money to conversion mein problem nahi hoteeLOL for everything else there are online calculatorsLOL


i was discussing salaries with my cousins in india.. toh it got hella confusingg..LOLLOLLOL..i couldnt deal with it..
 
Proves--never discuss salariesLOL
 
Jokes apart: All these notations are standardized. What system is designed is specific for each country. If you go to India you follow their trade and when we come here, we learn yoursSmile

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Posted: 04 January 2010 at 10:32am | IP Logged
Indian Currency is based on a logical metric system. As is most other countries.

US Currency is based on the whims of eccentric people. We still measure weight in 16 ozs = 1 Lb instead of 100 g = 1 kg.

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Originally posted by return_to_hades

Indian Currency is based on a logical metric system. As is most other countries.

US Currency is based on the whims of eccentric people. We still measure weight in 16 ozs = 1 Lb instead of 100 g = 1 kg.
 
Lol..I so wanted to post this metric system difference here..but wanted to not trouble Meena furtherLOL

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