Millions and billions

Spotted in this morning’s Metro:

"Nasa has contributed £250million to SpaceX's £760billion program."

Nasa has contributed £250million to SpaceX’s £760billion program.

This is misleading, because it looks like Nasa contributed this much (in blue):

What it looks like

where in fact they contributed this much (again, in blue):

What actually happened

I’m not the first one to get frustrated by this.


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