(Apropos of a lesson in which I teach students how to read numbers and the paradox of the lowest number without any special properties.)

Going with the convention that a thousand million is a billion and a thousand billion is a trillion, what comes after a trillion? Is there an official line on this?
What is 999 999 999 999 999 + 1?
If it's a quadrillion (and that's a poor name) then what comes after that? What is the lowest number without a name? For a Bonus Point this must be different in different languages. Any information on that?

cheers
dd
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(Apropos of a lesson in which I teach students how to read numbers and the paradox of the lowest number ... lowest number without a name? For a Bonus Point this must be different in different languages. Any information on that?

http://www.uni-bonn.de/~manfear/large.php
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Of all the words or concepts that imply a certain (finite) amount, which one is the largest?
several, many, some, a few, a bunch, a couple, lots, loads, etc...
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Of all the words or concepts that imply a certain (finite) amount, whichone is the largest? several, many, some, a few, a bunch, a couple, lots, loads, etc...

A gazillion, or possibly a fuvgybnq. (ROT13 to avoid offending sensibilities)
Danny
Of all the words or concepts that imply a certain (finite) amount, which one is the largest? several, many, some, a few, a bunch, a couple, lots, loads, etc...

(cut&paste from MWCD11)
Main Entry:***£load
Pronunciation:****-****
Function:noun
Date:1973
usually vulgar : a very large amount : LOT
(cut&paste from COD10)
shitload
· n. vulgar slang a large amount or number.
(strangely absent from the somewhat larger NOAD, OUP's COD for Merkins)

Martin Ambuhl
What is the lowest number without a name?

It's... umm... ehh... heck, never mind. :-)
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What is the lowest number without a name?

All integers have names.

Rob. http://www.mis.coventry.ac.uk/~mtx014/
(Apropos of a lesson in which I teach students how to read numbers and the paradox of the lowest number ... without a name? For a Bonus Point this must be different in different languages. Any information on that? cheers dd

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