The Biggest Number

Today’s post is a little quiz to see if you know the common names of large numbers.

I’ll start by stating that 1,000 = 103 = one thousand.


(hover the mouse over the blank lines to get the answer. Users of iPhone/iPad/etc. will have to click.)

  • 1,000,000 = 106 = one
  • 1,000,000,000 = 109 = one
  • 1,000,000,000,000 = 1012 = one
  • 1,000,000,000,000,000 = 1015 = one

That’s the end of the quiz. If you haven’t taken it yet, don’t keep reading, as the next paragraph will spoil the quiz for you.

For those who don’t get it: Jillian Michaels is one of the trainers on the Biggest Loser. So 1015 = a Jillian. There are some people who think that a jillion is not a real number. Maybe they’re spelling it wrong and it should be a jillian.

For You said, ‘ I will surely prosper you and make your descendants as the sand of the sea, which is too great to be numbered.’

Genesis 32:12

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This little article thingy was written by Some Guy sometime around 11:59 pm and has been carefully placed in the Technical category.

2 Responses to “The Biggest Number”

  1. phoebe Says:

    I think a jillion is O’s favorite number. She uses it a lot.

  2. Buckley Says:

    One jillion (jillian) is Ottilia’s favorite number.

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