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Re: CHAT: Measurements (was: Re: CHAT: browsers)

From: Danny Wier Thursday, February 13, 2003, 20:58
```Tristan wrote:
> I suggest banning them. I rarely use them. If I mean a thousand million,
> I say a thousand million. If I mean a million million, I say a million
> million. It means you have to be a bit more careful, but it's easier to
> read out 102 293 848 483 284 592 184 856 (umm... thousand, million,
> billion, trillion, quadrillion, quintillion, what comes after
> quintillion..? sestillion?... so... one hundred and two sestillion, two
> hundred and etc... is rather a complex way of doing it), and gives you a
> better impression of of how big the number is.
After quintillion, and I'm hardly sure of the spellings:
sextillion = 10^21 (in the USA)
septillion = 10^24
octillion = 10^27
nonillion = 10^30
decillion = 10^33
undecillion = 10^36
dodecillion = 10^39
tridecillion = 10^42
quattuordecillion = 10^45
quintidecillion = 10^48
sextidecillion = 10^51
septidecillion = 10^54
octodecillion = 10^57
undevigintillion (?) = 10^60
vigintillion = 10^63

And then you have trigintillion = 10^93, centillion = 10^303, millillion =
10^3003....
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