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

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

It is the smallest -illion number whose successor isn't squarefree.[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 short-scale sextillion.

As a banknote denomination Edit


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Sources Edit

  1. Sextillion at Wolfram MathWorld
  2. Names for Large Numbers
  3. [1]
  4. 2.1.5 - Larger Numbers in Science - Large Numbers by Sbiis Saibian
  5. Almost Infinite

See also Edit

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