Naming N-Tuples (Single, Double, etc.)Date: 05/15/2000 at 11:42:19 From: Vincent Prewitt Subject: About single, double, triple, etc. One is single, two is double, three is triple, four is quadruple, five is quintuple, six is sextuple. What are seven, eight, nine, and ten? Date: 05/15/2000 at 12:21:38 From: Doctor Peterson Subject: Re: About single, double, triple, etc. Hi, Vincent. These forms parallel the (Latin) prefixes used for large numbers; see our archive entry, Names for Big Numbers, at: http://mathforum.org/dr.math/problems/kesselheim2.11.97.html The answers are: septuple, octuple, nonuple, decuple. - Doctor Peterson, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ Date: 05/16/2000 at 11:26:49 From: Vincent Prewitt Subject: Re: About single, double, triple, etc. You gave me the answer about single, double, triple, etc. for seven, eight, nine, and ten. Can you give me eleven through twenty? Date: 05/16/2000 at 11:50:43 From: Doctor Peterson Subject: Re: About single, double, triple, etc. Hi, Vincent. As for the high-number n-tuples, even those I gave you are not used often; You might just take my suggestion and look at the standard Latin prefixes, invent what you think the words ought to be, and then check a (big) dictionary to see if they are considered real. That's all I did to answer your first question! - Doctor Peterson, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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