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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

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.

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.

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"*

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.

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The billion = a million million thing is basically out of date.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

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.

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

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!)

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

The Highlander
08-11-2007, 19:23
Lots more.
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

DeathlessDraich
09-11-2007, 09:04
Ten to the power of twenty two.