cpl_hicks

07-11-2007, 21:55

The number below is 100 billion times 100 billion, and i'm just wondering how the hell you say it?

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

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

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cpl_hicks

07-11-2007, 21:55

The number below is 100 billion times 100 billion, and i'm just wondering how the hell you say it?

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

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

The pestilent 1

07-11-2007, 21:58

Ten thousand million, million, million

Trillion and Billion are, as far as I can recall, ignored by science as being a bit dumb.

Trillion and Billion are, as far as I can recall, ignored by science as being a bit dumb.

Meriwether

07-11-2007, 22:02

"One times ten to the ninteenth power." Or more probably, "1E19". But then, I'm a physics teacher...

theunwantedbeing

07-11-2007, 22:33

10 sextillion.

or

10,000 trillion

or

0.1 septillion

or

0.1 quadrillion

Claims google.

Not a particularly big number in the grand scheme of overly big numbers, not by a long way.

or

10,000 trillion

or

0.1 septillion

or

0.1 quadrillion

Claims google.

Not a particularly big number in the grand scheme of overly big numbers, not by a long way.

Mad Doc Grotsnik

07-11-2007, 22:57

Wun, too, three, two on both hands. Both hands both feet and yer nose. Lots. Lots and lots. Too many.

Lostanddamned

07-11-2007, 22:59

ten to the nineteenth?

*science student and too lazy to say "power of"*

*science student and too lazy to say "power of"*

Aelyn

07-11-2007, 23:21

Ten to the nineteen. The Pestilent One is correct that Billion and Trillion are not popular scientific or mathematical terms; this is primarily because the European billion and the American billion are different (one's 10^9, the other 10^12)

Templar Ben

08-11-2007, 00:42

Ten to the nineteen. The Pestilent One is correct that Billion and Trillion are not popular scientific or mathematical terms; this is primarily because the European billion and the American billion are different (one's 10^9, the other 10^12)

And they say everything is bigger in Texas.

And they say everything is bigger in Texas.

Meriwether

08-11-2007, 15:32

Yeah! The British billion is the American trillion... So when the fluff talks about billions of people...

Bombot

08-11-2007, 15:36

The billion = a million million thing is basically out of date.

superknijn

08-11-2007, 16:23

Reminds me of that chinese mining company that recently entered the Chinese stock exchange with the value of one billion dollars, according to our newspaper. That is a million times a million dollars.

Ofcourse, that stock will colapse in a very unpleasant way when people finally discover that all those companies surely aren't worth what they cost.

Ofcourse, that stock will colapse in a very unpleasant way when people finally discover that all those companies surely aren't worth what they cost.

Bombot

08-11-2007, 16:33

Reminds me of that chinese mining company that recently entered the Chinese stock exchange with the value of one billion dollars, according to our newspaper. That is a million times a million dollars.

But that's my point. Anyone who still thinks that's the case is well beind the times. No publication that refers to a billion these days actually means a million million. It's been like that for a long time.

Someone once told me we switched to using the American billion to give us more billionaires! I have my doubts about that but we certainly have switched, to all intents and purposes.

But that's my point. Anyone who still thinks that's the case is well beind the times. No publication that refers to a billion these days actually means a million million. It's been like that for a long time.

Someone once told me we switched to using the American billion to give us more billionaires! I have my doubts about that but we certainly have switched, to all intents and purposes.

de Selby

08-11-2007, 16:36

As a physicist I would say "ten to the twenty two". Talking to anyone else I would use the largest denomination that would leave no ambiguity, so

either "ten thousand billion billion" on the basis that these days everyone seems to use billion = 10^9 = prefix giga,

or "ten thousand million million million"

edit. The first version of this post had 19 in place of 22, because I foolishly trusted Meriwether to count the zeroes. Then I added them up for myself! :D

either "ten thousand billion billion" on the basis that these days everyone seems to use billion = 10^9 = prefix giga,

or "ten thousand million million million"

edit. The first version of this post had 19 in place of 22, because I foolishly trusted Meriwether to count the zeroes. Then I added them up for myself! :D

T10

08-11-2007, 16:44

The number below is 100 billion times 100 billion, and i'm just wondering how the hell you say it?

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

10 - Ten

10,000 - Ten thousand

10,000,000 - Ten million

10,000,000,000 - Ten milliard (or billion)

10,000,000,000,000 - Ten billion (or trillion)

10,000,000,000,000,000 - Ten billiard (or quadrillion)

10,000,000,000,000,000,000 - Ten trillion (or quintillion)

10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 - Ten trilliard (or sextillion? ... what-ever)

Long scale wins.

-T10 (quintilliard!)

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

10 - Ten

10,000 - Ten thousand

10,000,000 - Ten million

10,000,000,000 - Ten milliard (or billion)

10,000,000,000,000 - Ten billion (or trillion)

10,000,000,000,000,000 - Ten billiard (or quadrillion)

10,000,000,000,000,000,000 - Ten trillion (or quintillion)

10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 - Ten trilliard (or sextillion? ... what-ever)

Long scale wins.

-T10 (quintilliard!)

Purgator Sovereign

08-11-2007, 17:01

Ten billiard? :D:wtf:

Meriwether

08-11-2007, 17:55

As a physicist I would say "ten to the twenty two". Talking to anyone else I would use the largest denomination that would leave no ambiguity, so

either "ten thousand billion billion" on the basis that these days everyone seems to use billion = 10^9 = prefix giga,

or "ten thousand million million million"

edit. The first version of this post had 19 in place of 22, because I foolishly trusted Meriwether to count the zeroes. Then I added them up for myself! :D

Eh, what's a factor of a thousand amongst friends? (And why isn't there a 'sheepish' smiley?)

Cheers,

Meri

either "ten thousand billion billion" on the basis that these days everyone seems to use billion = 10^9 = prefix giga,

or "ten thousand million million million"

edit. The first version of this post had 19 in place of 22, because I foolishly trusted Meriwether to count the zeroes. Then I added them up for myself! :D

Eh, what's a factor of a thousand amongst friends? (And why isn't there a 'sheepish' smiley?)

Cheers,

Meri

The Highlander

08-11-2007, 19:23

Lots more.

What can I say, I'm and ork!

What can I say, I'm and ork!

cpl_hicks

08-11-2007, 22:04

But then, I'm a physics teacher...

The first version of this post had 19 in place of 22, because I foolishly trusted Meriwether to count the zeroes. Then I added them up for myself! :D

Now whats the saying, Oh yes "Those that can, do those that can't Teach" :D

cheers for all your help, well sextillion :p, sounds the best, i think i prefer the visual representation of 22 zero's

The first version of this post had 19 in place of 22, because I foolishly trusted Meriwether to count the zeroes. Then I added them up for myself! :D

Now whats the saying, Oh yes "Those that can, do those that can't Teach" :D

cheers for all your help, well sextillion :p, sounds the best, i think i prefer the visual representation of 22 zero's

DeathlessDraich

09-11-2007, 09:04

Ten to the power of twenty two.

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