Discussion in 'General Science & Technology' started by qfrontier, Aug 14, 2002.
What comes after trillion? Then after that...?
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Well, if you wish to use the proper terms, you must inlcude:
- million = one thousand times one thousand.
- milliard = one thousand times one million.
- billion = one million times one million.
However, since US terms have flooded the globe in the last 50 years or so, everyone instead uses "billion" now in place of "milliard".
million = 10<sup>6</sup>
billion = 10<sup>9</sup>
trillion = 10<sup>12</sup>
quadrillion = 10<sup>15</sup>
quintillion = 10<sup>18</sup>
hexillion = 10<sup>21</sup>
heptillion = 10<sup>24</sup>
octillion = 10<sup>27</sup>
nonillion = 10<sup>30</sup>
decillion = 10<sup>33</sup>
unodecillion = 10<sup>36</sup>
duodecillion = 10<sup>39</sup>
You're thinking of "googol": 10<sup>100</sup>
Just as a curiosity in response to OD's post;
In Swedish, "Miljard" (milliard) comes after "Miljon" (million).
Here's a site that shows you numbers in pennies. Each link 1-18 shows you what a certain amount of pennies looks like, increasing in numbers as you go up. And also has links to some other sites.
Someone bothered to figure out what a billion pennies look like?
OH, say, how about this one:
Actually, I've often wondered how the various prefixes came about, and why some appear to match up nicely (e.g. yocto/yotta) while others seem totally mismatched (e.g. atto/exa). Leave it to the Europeans to come up with some hair-raising name scheme.
I think they're Latin, but thanks!
If you were to encode the English alphabetjust by substituting each letter with another, there would be seventeen septillian different possible combinations. Pretty crazy!
Actually one Billion is a disputed sum.
It seems most of the world has one Billion as:
But I think (correct me If I'm wrong) America has it down as:
Thats why when I saw $50 Billion worth of bonds it wasn't worth any more than £35 Thousand Million's (which is are also called Billion's)
So an English Billionaire is actually richer than his American counterpart even if they have the same number of differnt billions.
I think you're correct
does this mean that "trillion" doesn't actually exist?
At billion, it starts up a prefix thing.
and it goes from there most of the way.
a google, 1 times 10 to the 100th, was named by a mathmatician's three(or somewhere around there)-year-old, when asked about "what to call a 1 with 100 zeroes behind it.
Don't neglect the googleplex which is a (google)**google a number so large that it cannot be written down.
1x10 to the 100x10 to the 100th?
Hmm actually I mistated it, I just checked and it is ((10)^10)^100 not (10^100)^(10^100). But irregardless it is supposed to be larger than the number of atoms in the universe and thus it is unwritable in long form base ten.
If the number were written out it might extend from one end of the universe to the other. Pretty trippy, huh?
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