# Numbers you probably never heard of

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posted on Oct, 19 2013 @ 06:02 AM
I was bored and asked Google what comes after a Trillion and found this on Yahoo! Answers:

10^18 = quintillion
10^21 = sexillion
10^24 = septillion
10^27 = octillion
10^30 = nonillion
10^33 = decillion
10^36 = undecillion
10^39 = duodecillion
10^42 = tredecillion
[...]

I have no idea if the person is 100% correct or not all the way through, but damn he/she deserves praise for the effort he/she put in with that reply.

It also got me thinking: I wonder what use these numbers could have in the practical sense. What is something so abundant that it could be counted using such extensive measurements? My proposal: the number of bacteria present on planet Earth...

Any suggestions?

edit on 19/10/2013 by Dark Ghost because: changed title

posted on Oct, 19 2013 @ 06:14 AM
reply to post by Dark Ghost

That's a lot of illions.
The US will be using them to measure the debt pretty soon.

1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
Tredecillion, 42 zeroes.

Edit:

I'm not sure that's accurate, "tre" is from latin meaning 3. But then, I'm not a numerologist.
edit on 19-10-2013 by watchitburn because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 19 2013 @ 06:44 AM
reply to post by Dark Ghost

Almost every situation that uses numbers in excess of a billion uses scientific notation. This allows us to go to any number we can think of both big and small.

Give the link a read if you have not come across it before.

Scientific Notation

P

posted on Oct, 19 2013 @ 07:06 AM
I like this one from Wikipedia

The number of particles in the observable universe.

10 ⁸⁵ apparently called a Kurgol

10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

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posted on Oct, 19 2013 @ 07:37 AM
meh you think thats impressive,

look up Googolplexian.

posted on Oct, 19 2013 @ 07:55 AM

posted on Oct, 19 2013 @ 08:11 AM
So, george bush was at a meeting and was told about an incident in Iraq where two Brazilian soldiers were harmed by friendly fire.

Silence permeated the room..

"How many is a brazilion?"

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posted on Oct, 19 2013 @ 08:13 AM

VoidHawk

no good. Once you get close to it, you realise it was just an illusion of lots and lots of little millions in bad light.

Someone posted it on youtube and we never heard the end of it

posted on Oct, 19 2013 @ 08:46 AM

winofiend

VoidHawk

no good. Once you get close to it, you realise it was just an illusion of lots and lots of little millions in bad light.

Someone posted it on youtube and we never heard the end of it

That was actually funny LOL
Are you on the bottle again?

posted on Oct, 19 2013 @ 09:20 AM
reply to post by Dark Ghost

As an Electrician, you would learn about the charges of electrons. The units of measurement are called coulombs. They re some thing like 1.6 / 10^ -19

posted on Oct, 19 2013 @ 11:58 AM

VoidHawk

winofiend

VoidHawk

no good. Once you get close to it, you realise it was just an illusion of lots and lots of little millions in bad light.

Someone posted it on youtube and we never heard the end of it

That was actually funny LOL
Are you on the bottle again?

Lol I should be

It would explain a lot !

A whole year, whew that was madness... Oo
edit on 19-10-2013 by winofiend because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 19 2013 @ 08:59 PM

Good one. I will be sure to throw that one out in the not too distant future. Thank you, I will be here all week.

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