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"One, ten, hundred, thousand, ten thousand, hundred thousand, million, ten million, hundreds million, billion, ..."

Names are on threes... Top top 3, 6, 9 (thousand, million, billion).Each

## Notes...

Some civilization count by `talking" the numbers, others by `seeing" them.(Source: Feynman"s story (in "Curious Character"?)). Friend can try itand see. Counting "1, 2, 3, ...", space you speak "one, two,three", or space you picturing "1", "2", "3"? ns say them, butsometimes practice picturing. Feynman reports the if you say them,you deserve to read at the very same time, however may have trouble talking. If youpicture them, you have the right to talk, yet reading is difficult. Probably Ishould destruction up the Feynman story and flesh this out as a page? Itwould likewise be pretty to have a crosscheck on the concept.Notes:Doables:History: 2003-Feb-03 fixed 2 links. Added this History. Mid 1990"s Created.

Counting by powers of ten | Counting to ten billion... On your fingers "What order of magnitude is ...?" video game Exponential Notation |

One | 100 | 1. You are watching: 10 to the power of -7 | "ten to the zero" |

ten | 101 | 10. | "ten to the one" |

hundred | 102 | 100. | "ten to the two" |

thousand | 103 | 1,000. | "ten to the three" |

ten thousand | 104 | 10,000. | "ten to the four" |

hundred thousand | 105 | 100,000. | "ten come the five" |

million | 106 | 1,000,000. | "ten come the six" |

ten million | 107 | 10,000,000. | "ten come the seven" |

hundred million | 108 | 100,000,000. | "ten to the eight" |

billion | 109 | 1,000,000,000. | "ten come the nine" |

ten billion | 1010 | 10,000,000,000. | "ten to the ten" |

hundred billion | 1011 | 100,000,000,000. | "ten come the eleven" |

trillion | 1012 | 1,000,000,000,000. | "ten to the twelve" |

ten trillion | 1013 | 10,000,000,000,000. | "ten come the thirteen" |

hundred trillion | 1014 | 100,000,000,000,000. | "ten come the fourteen" |

**,000,**. The name "billion" and also "trillion" mean various things in differentcountries. This is the us version. There space a couple of more names after ~ "trillion", but they are nearly never used.## Links

IEER"sLearning common Prefixes. Includes SI prefixes. Erik Max Francis"s "A comprehensive table of every SI prefixes".A view from the back of the EnvelopeComments encouraged. - Mitchell N Charity mcharity lcs.mit.edu> |