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11 trillion divided by 309,418,000 2010-06-05
From Dion:
I am struggling to calculate what 11 trillion divided by 309,418,000 is.
The number of digits in a really big exponent 2008-07-21
From Pete:
how would you find the number of digits in a really big exponent without a calculator?
Which is larger, 727464^512693 or 624610^518548? 2008-05-18
From Yahweh:
Lets say I have two very large numbers in the form of a^b: 727464^512693 and 624610^518548

I want to calculate which number is larger, but its unreasonable to type these numbers into a spreadsheet to get an answer right away. How could I determine the larger or the two numbers efficiently?

Exponential form: x^y 2007-06-22
From Kishor:
whats the easy way to calculate X raised to Y where y is much greater than x.
What is the highest known numerical value? 2007-05-29
From Peg:
What is the highest known numerical value?
A big number 2004-08-26
From Mark:
If you have \$999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999.99 and you find a pennie how much is that and can you give me the name of it.
Large exponents 2004-03-26
From John:
I have encountered problem with the lack of memory every calculator seems to have. No calculator, on or off the computer, I've found has the amount of memory or writing space to calculate the sums I want to solve. The sums are in great importance for my continued progress. The sums are following:

16777216^1310270, 16777215^995328, 16777215^786432 and 16777215^480000

How high does the sequence of numbers go 2003-09-07
From Shayna:
My quetion is "How high to the sequence of numbers go"?
e.g. one, ten, hundred, thousand, million, billion, trillion, and from there is my queston.

1 followed by a million zeros 2003-03-19
From David:
What do you call the number represented by the numeral '1' followed by one million zeros?
Hundreds, thousands, millions,... 2003-02-19
From Karissa and Jasmeen:
hundreds, thousands, millions, - can you help us with the rest of this sequence - we are trying to find the largest number
Central Limit Theorem and Law of Large Numbers 2000-06-26
From Jonathan Yam:
The Central limit Theorem states that when sample size tends to infinity, the sample mean will be normally distributed. The Law of Large Number states that when sample size tends to infinity, the sample mean equals to population mean. Is the two statements contradictory?
Answered by Paul Betts and Harley Weston.
Names for large numbers 2000-06-16
From Mireille Carthier:
I am trying to find the common names (in English and French) for the big numbers as follows:
 English French 106 million million 109 billion milliard? 1012 trillion billion? 1015 ?? trillion?

Thank you very much

Answered by Claude Tardif and Harley Weston.
Large Numbers 1999-04-05
From CK:
Hello. I need a lesson plan for grades 4 to 7 dealing with the concept of large numbers. Specifically, how to teach scientific notation. The lesson plan has to deal with the following: the size of the universe is so huge that is is almost beyond the ability of the mind to comprehend. One way is to measure...
Billions and more! 1997-09-15
From Mahabir B. Gupta:
I would like to know how you americans write the number 1 billion.

Do you say "One thousand million"..can you answer by giving me examples?

1,000,000----> 1 million
1,000,000,000---->1 billion

Why is it that in spanish it is different?