Quandaries and Queries


Hi there.
Can you tell me what number this is?
Where can I find the names for big numbers?
carter , age 8, Omaha Nebraka
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Hi Carter,

We have two lists of names for big numbers, we call them Billions and more! and Billions and more! and even more! According to Webster's Third New International Dictionary where I found the names a 1 followed by 36 zeros is an undecillion so a 1 followed by 37 zeros is 10 undecillions.

Since you said that you are in Nebraska I gave you the word in the American system. The words in the British system are different. Math Central is in Canada and we use the American system. I don't know what words are used in other parts of the world where they speak English, for example Australia and New Zealand.



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