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Topic: Integer Puzzle
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Rene Bos

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Re: Integer Puzzle
Posted: Jun 13, 1996 11:38 AM
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In article <4pmkff$d8r@cnn.Princeton.EDU>, william@tea.princeton.edu (William Schneeberger) wrote:

> In article <edgar-1106961037510001@mathserv.mps.ohio-state.edu>
> edgar@math.ohio-state.edu (G. A. Edgar) writes:

> >Actually, only finitely many numbers have names in the conventional
> >system (found in the Oxford English Dictionary, for example).
> >the "-illion" scheme does not go beyond "centillion".

>
> My advisor, Dr. John Conway, has come up with what he calls the
> ultimate naming scheme for numbers, which includes numbers like one
> millillion (10^3003 in American English, 10^6000 in British). I don't
> remember many details; I might be able to get them if anyone is
> interested.
> --
> Will Schneeberger


He probably includes the numbers millionilion (10^3000003 in American English,
10^6000000 in British English) and billionillion (10^3000000003 and
10^6000000000000, respectively)?

Rene







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