Maths Fun » Keep track of these numbers as they get bigger!!

Keep track of these numbers as they get bigger!!

Check out these numbers! Learn the names of some very large numbers that you don’t often hear used in everyday life and find out just how big a septillion, octillion and nonillion are. Do you know what a googol is? What about a centillion? Well read on and find out! These numbers are sure to boggle your minds, but better yet- you can use these numbers to surprise others who haven’t heard of them. Let’s find out how long these numbers are and how you can write them in words.

1 = One
10 = Ten
100 = One hundred
1000 = One thousand
86400 = The number of seconds in a day
1000000 = One million
31556926 = The number of seconds in a year
1000000000 = One billion
7000000000 = The estimated human population on Earth (2011)
1000000000 000 = One trillion
1000000000 000000 = One quadrillion
1000000000 000000000 = One quintillion
1000000000 000000000 000 = One sextillion
1000000000 000000000 000000 = One septillion
1000000000 000000000 000000000 = One octillion
1000000000 000000000 000000000 000 = One nonillion
1000000000 000000000 000000000 000000 = One decillion
1000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 = One undecillion
1000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000 = One duodecillion
1000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000 = One tredecillion
1000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 = One quattuordecillion
1000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000 = One quindecillion
1000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000 = One sexdecillion
1000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 = One septendecillion
1000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000 = One octodecillion
1000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000 = One novemdecillion
1000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 = One vigintillion
1000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 0000000000 = One googol (the number 1 followed by 100 zeros)
1000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 0000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 000000000 00000 = One centillion (the number 1 followed by 303 zeros)

One googolplex = The number 1 followed by a googol zeros (there really isn't enough space in the universe to write this number down! Seriously!!)

You must be familiar with the term infinity. Well, while we do not consider it as a number, the term ‘infinity’ refers to a limitless quantity. Infinity is represented by a symbol that looks like the number 8 placed on its side.


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