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

Names space on threes... ~ above 3, 6, 9 (thousand, million, billion).Each

## Notes...

Some civilization count by `talking" the numbers, rather by `seeing" them.(Source: Feynman"s story (in "Curious Character"?)). You can shot itand see. Counting "1, 2, 3, ...", are you saying "one, two,three", or space you picturing "1", "2", "3"? i say them, butsometimes exercise picturing. Feynman reports the if you to speak them,you have the right to read at the same time, yet may have trouble talking. If youpicture them, you have the right to talk, however reading is difficult. Perhaps Ishould dig up the Feynman story and also flesh this out as a page? Itwould likewise be quite to have a crosscheck ~ above the concept.Notes:Doables:History: 2003-Feb-03 fixed 2 links. Added this History. Mid 1990"s Created.

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

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

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

hundred | 102 | 100. | "ten come 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 to the nine" |

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

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

trillion | 1012 | 1,000,000,000,000. | "ten come 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 names "billion" and "trillion" mean different things in differentcountries. This is the united state version. There space a couple of more names after "trillion", but they are nearly never used.## Links

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