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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 Very HappyVery HappyVery Happy If i said sextrillion in my maths class i would get sent out and probably an after school detentoin. lol Very Happy
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 Confused

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.
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