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.