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Re: meganumbers (was Re: Base 8 counting in Gevey)

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Thursday, November 1, 2001, 18:12
czHANg wrote:
> Lego's largest number (so far) is [spellings are tentative]: > > _googolplex_ (or hectoplexplex, 10 to 1,000th, I think)
Seeing that the English "googolplex" means "ten to the googolth power" (aka "10^(10^100)"), I suspect that it's rather more ...
> smallest, "practical" #: _yocto_ (1/septillionth)
DAMN those American -illions! An American "septillion" is damn-well-nigh NOTHING compared to what I associate with the word (namely a million to the seventh power, or 10^42). The worst thing is that since American "billion" (=10^9) is frequently translated into Swedish as "biljon" (normally =10^12), the Swedish word may well effectively change meaning, confusing heaps of people in the process. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at