A sexdecillion or octilliard[1] is equal to 1051 in America, or 1096 in France and Germany.[2]

In the long scale, 1051 is called octilliard, which is commonly used in France and Germany.

This number is also called heptadekillion in Russ Rowlett's Greek-based naming system.[3]

Donald Knuth calls this number hepteciad, and it's equal to using the -yllion system.

Decimal Edit

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

Examples Edit

  • The volume of the milky way galaxy is about a sexdecillion cubic miles.[4]
  • The prefix tenazetta- multiplies by one sexdecillion.

List of prefixed numbers derived from decillionEdit

Name Short scale Long scale
undecillion 1036 1066
duodecillion 1039 1072
tredecillion 1042 1078
quattuordecillion 1045 1084
quindecillion 1048 1090
sexdecillion 1051 1096
septendecillion 1054 10102
octodecillion 1057 10108
novemdecillion 1060 10114

Sources Edit

  2. Sexdecillion at Wolfram MathWorld
  3. Names for Large Numbers
  4. Saibian, Sbiis. Larger numbers in science.

See also Edit

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