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A sextillion is equal to 1021 in America, or 1036 in France and Germany.[1]
Sextillion Dollars

A sextillion dollars in 100 dollar bills in comparison to the United Kingdom and Ireland.

In the long scale, 1021 is called trilliard, which is commonly used in France and Germany.

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

Aarex Tiaokhiao gave the name heptillion, referring to the value of this number.[3]

Decimal Edit

  • 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 - short scale
  • 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 - long scale

Examples Edit

  • The volume of the earth is about 1.085 sextillion cubic meters.
  • The earth has a mass of about 5.98 sextillion metric tons.
  • There are about 6 sextillion cups of water in all the oceans of the world.
  • The distance between one end of the universe and the other may be about 87.9 sextillion miles or 141 sextillion kilometers.[4]
  • You could fit 615 earths in a flat layer with an area of one sextillion square centimeters.[5]
  • The SI prefix zetta- multiplies by one sextillion.

Sources Edit

  1. Sextillion at Wolfram MathWorld
  2. Names for Large Numbers
  3. Aarex Tiaokhiao's illion numbers
  4. 2.1.5 - Larger Numbers in Science - Large Numbers by Sbiis Saibian
  5. Almost Infinite

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 · duotrigintatrecent · quadringent · quingent · sescent · septuagintisescent · septingent · octingent · nongent
1000–1024: millillion · dumill · trimill · quadrimill · quinmill · sexmill · septimill · octimill · nonimill · myr · centimill · micr · nan · pic · femt · att · zept · yoct

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