# How high can you count? – The powers of 10

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
###### without dashes
100 0 n/a one
101 0 n/a ten
102 0 n/a one hundred
103 1 n/a one thousand
104 1 n/a ten thousand
105 1 n/a one hundred thousand
106 2 1 one million
107 2 1 ten million
108 2 1 one hundred million
109 3 2 one billion
1010 3 2 ten billion
1011 3 2 one hundred billion
1012 4 3 one trillion
1013 4 3 ten trillion
1014 4 3 one hundred trillion
1015 5 4 one quadrillion
1016 5 4 ten quadrillion
1017 5 4 one hundred quadrillion
1018 6 5 one quintillion
1019 6 5 ten quintillion
1020 6 5 one hundred quintillion
1021 7 6 one sextillion
1022 7 6 ten sextillion
1023 7 6 one hundred sextillion
1024 8 7 one septillion
1025 8 7 ten septillion
1026 8 7 one hundred septillion
1027 9 8 one octillion
1028 9 8 ten octillion
1029 9 8 one hundred octillion
1030 10 9 one nonillion
1031 10 9 ten nonillion
1032 10 9 one hundred nonillion
1033 11 10 one decillion
1034 11 10 ten decillion
1035 11 10 one hundred decillion
1036 12 1 and 10 one undecillion
1037 12 1 and 10 ten undecillion
1038 12 1 and 10 one hundred undecillion
1039 13 2 and 10 one duodecillion
1040 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.

### 3 thoughts on “How high can you count? – The powers of 10”

1. But that’s silly! It should be done in powers of a million.
(million)Â¹ = million = 10â¶
(million)Â² = billion = 10Â¹Â²
(million)Â³ = trillion = 10Â¹â¸
(million)â´ = quadrillion = 10Â²â´

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

2. And that even with the suboptimal american number names. in german you have -illion and then -illarde for each Name:
– Million
– Milliarde
– Billion
– Billarde
– …

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