This is the third installment in the large numbers series. In the previous post, we discussed about googol, a number which is
Aside from googol, names were given to other large numbers. The number or , for example, was named googolplex. Some of the names of large numbers are shown in the table below.
It can be noted that there are two type of naming systems for large numbers –the short scale and the long scale. As we can see, one billion in the long scale is while it is only in the short scale.
Many countries use the short-scale including the United States, while Great Britain was a popular supporter of the long scale naming system. In 1974, however, the British government adapted the short scale system, although until now, there are still organizations in Britain that use the long scale system.
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