Subject: Re: Names for the Powers of Ten
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 12:36:33 -0500
From: Alex Bogomolny


Just discovered the table in another book I purchased recently:

Mathematical Mysteries by Calvin C. Clawson.

The first impression is that the book is quite elementary and makes a good reading. From p 35:

power             name

21                   sextillion
24                   septillion
27                   octillion
30                   nonillion
33                   decillion
36                   undecillion
39                   duodecillion
42                   tredecillion
45                   quattuordecillion
48                   quindecillion
51                   sexdecillion
54                   septendecillion
57                   octodecillion
60                   novemdecillion
63                   vigintillion

As I said previously, Coway and Guy give a general rule for the name composition.

Alexander Bogomolny

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