Did you ever think about how far you can count? Here are some of the names of the powers of 10.

## English names of the first 10000 powers of 10

## 10 to a power

## (number of 0’s

## after the 1)

## Latin power

## (number of 000’s

## after the 1)

## prefix cardinal

## (determines letters

## before the illion)

## American system

## without dashes

10 ^{0}0 n/aone 10 ^{1}0 n/aten 10 ^{2}0 n/aone hundred 10 ^{3}1 n/aone thousand 10 ^{4}1 n/aten thousand 10 ^{5}1 n/aone hundred thousand 10 ^{6}2 1 one million 10 ^{7}2 1 ten million 10 ^{8}2 1 one hundred million 10 ^{9}3 2 one billion 10 ^{10}3 2 ten billion 10 ^{11}3 2 one hundred billion 10 ^{12}4 3 one trillion 10 ^{13}4 3 ten trillion 10 ^{14}4 3 one hundred trillion 10 ^{15}5 4 one quadrillion 10 ^{16}5 4 ten quadrillion 10 ^{17}5 4 one hundred quadrillion 10 ^{18}6 5 one quintillion 10 ^{19}6 5 ten quintillion 10 ^{20}6 5 one hundred quintillion 10 ^{21}7 6 one sextillion 10 ^{22}7 6 ten sextillion 10 ^{23}7 6 one hundred sextillion 10 ^{24}8 7 one septillion 10 ^{25}8 7 ten septillion 10 ^{26}8 7 one hundred septillion 10 ^{27}9 8 one octillion 10 ^{28}9 8 ten octillion 10 ^{29}9 8 one hundred octillion 10 ^{30}10 9 one nonillion 10 ^{31}10 9 ten nonillion 10 ^{32}10 9 one hundred nonillion 10 ^{33}11 10 one decillion 10 ^{34}11 10 ten decillion 10 ^{35}11 10 one hundred decillion 10 ^{36}12 1 and 10 one undecillion 10 ^{37}12 1 and 10 ten undecillion 10 ^{38}12 1 and 10 one hundred undecillion 10 ^{39}13 2 and 10 one duodecillion 10 ^{40}13 2 and 10 ten duodecillion

If this isn’t enough for you, go to http://isthe.com/chongo/tech/math/number/tenpower.html and find out what the 10000 power of ten is called.

But that’s silly! It should be done in powers of a million.

(million)¹ = million = 10⁶

(million)² = billion = 10¹²

(million)³ = trillion = 10¹⁸

(million)⁴ = quadrillion = 10²⁴

Then replace -on with -ard for the numbers inbetween.

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And that even with the suboptimal american number names. in german you have -illion and then -illarde for each Name:

– Million

– Milliarde

– Billion

– Billarde

– …

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and that’s what you can read under supplied link to the source (if check the european system, not american)

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