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A quintillion is equal to 1018 in America, or 1030 in France and Germany.[1]
1 Quintillion Dollars

A quintillion dollars in 100 piles of 100 dollar bills in comparison to the Empire State Building

Quintillion2

A quintillion square centimeters in comparison to the earth

This number is also called hexillion in Russ Rowlett's Greek-based naming system.[2]

Aarex Tiaokhiao gave the name hetillion, referring to the value of this number.[3] He also calls this number ocdoocol or 18-noogol.[4]

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Examples Edit

  • Niagara Falls takes up 210,000 years (about 30 times all recorded history) to use up a quintillion gallons of water.
  • A single drop of water contains 1.7 quintillion water molecules.
  • The distance from the Milky way to Andromeda is 2 million light years, which is about 11.73 quintillion miles.
  • The entire Earth contains about 326 quintillion gallons of water.[5]
  • There are about 43.3 quintillion ways to arrange a 3×3×3 Rubik's Cube.[6]
  • The SI prefix exa- multiplies by one quintillion.
  • The Earth's cross section has an area of about 1.275 quintillion square centimeters. [7]
  • By one estimate, there are 20 quintillion living animals on Earth.[8]
  • a tower of a quintillion one dollar bills would aproximately measure 1.099*10^20m in height.

Sources Edit

  1. Quintillion at Wolfram MathWorld
  2. Names for Large Numbers
  3. Aarex Tiaokhiao's illion numbers
  4. Part 1 (LAN) - Aarex Googology
  5. Saibian, Sbiis2.1.4 - Everyday Large Numbers for a Modern World. Retrieved 2013-06-11.
  6. Notable Properties of Specific Numbers (page 18)
  7. Almost Infinite
  8. How Many Wild Animals Are There?

See also Edit

Main article: -illion
1–9: million · billion · trillion · quadr · quint · sext · sept · oct · non
10–19: decillion · undec · duodec · tredec · quattuordec · quindec · sexdec · septendec · octodec · novemdec
20–29: vigintillion · unvigint · duovigint · trevigint · quattuorvigint · quinvigint · sexvigint · septenvigint · octovigint · novemvigint
30–39: trigintillion (un- · duo- · tre- · quattuor- · quin- · sex- · septen- · octo- · novem-)
40–49: quadragintillion (un- · duo- · tre- · quattuor- · quin- · sex- · septen- · octo- · novem-)
50–59: quinquagintillion (un- · duo- · tre- · quattuor- · quin- · sex- · septen- · octo- · novem-)
60–69: sexagintillion (un- · duo- · tre- · quattuor- · quin- · sex- · septen- · octo- · novem-)
70–79: septuagintillion (un- · duo- · tre- · quattuor- · quin- · sex- · septen- · octo- · novem-)
80–89: octogintillion (un- · duo- · tre- · quattuor- · quin- · sex- · septen- · octo- · novem-)
90–99: nonagintillion (un- · duo- · tre- · quattuor- · quin- · sex- · septen- · octo- · novem-)
100–900: centillion · primo-vigesimo-cent · ducent · trecent · quadringent · quingent · sescent · septuagintisescent · septingent · octingent · nongent
1000–1024: millillion · dumill · myr · micr · nan · pic · femt · att · zept · yoct

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