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# what comes after a trillion?

jstoeffler
million, billion, trillion, what comes next?
if there isn't a word for this, we may need to make one soon with the way our nation's debt is. right now it's like 9 trillion.
wumingsden
 jstoeffler wrote: million, billion, trillion, what comes next? if there isn't a word for this, we may need to make one soon with the way our nation's debt is. right now it's like 9 trillion.

quadrillion comes next, with 15 zeros
bigzero
and then you follow the latin numbers: pent-, hex-, hept-, oct-, etc.
jstoeffler
you guys are smart lol
my algebra teacher didn't even know that
Traveller
 bigzero wrote: and then you follow the latin numbers: pent-, hex-, hept-, oct-, etc.

Only "oct-" above is Latin. The rest are Greek. The correct sequence would be quintillion, sextillion, septillion, octillion, nonillion, etc.
Jim_the_cat
sextillion

awsome word, I wish I can have that much moneys!
imagine having that much money in your pockets.

btw, how do you say sextillion below 0?
ocalhoun
 Jim_the_cat wrote: btw, how do you say sextillion below 0?

Er, negative sextillion?
What kind of question is that?
Jack_jan
 Jim_the_cat wrote: sextillion awsome word, I wish I can have that much moneys! imagine having that much money in your pockets. btw, how do you say sextillion below 0?

Imagine having that much money in quarters! haha If i said sextrillion in my maths class i would get sent out and probably an after school detentoin. lol
dz9c
ocalhoun wrote:
 Jim_the_cat wrote: btw, how do you say sextillion below 0?

Er, negative sextillion?
What kind of question is that?

I think he means like, tens-tenths, hundreds-hundredths

So that would be sextillions-sextillionths?
Or is that for decimals? Eh

btw how many zeroes in a Nonillion?
Liu
http://www.jimloy.com/math/billion.htm

On a side note, look up googolplex, if you like big numbers.
Davidgr1200
When the words get to be too many it's better to use the expnoential notation:
15
10 would be 1 followed by 15 zeroes (if it prints correctly in this post)
Davidgr1200
aaaah, it didn't print correctly. Just say 10 to the fifteen. Then you know it's 1 followed by fifteen zeroes. It works for all numbers so you don't have to remember lots of different words.