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What is a number followed by 120 zeros referred to mathematically?

Question #54049. Asked by puzzlerguy.
Last updated Jun 05 2021.

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It's called an vigintillion, or in the American system, a novemtrigintillion.
Definition of vigintillion
US : a number equal to 1 followed by 63 zeros
British : a number equal to 1 followed by 120 zeros

A novemtrigintillion is equal to 10 power 120. In the long scale which is commonly used in France and Germany, 10 to the power 120 is called vigintillion.

Response last updated by gtho4 on Jun 05 2021.
Jan 14 2005, 1:49 PM
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