What's the highest number you know?

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  1. And can theoretically count to! Practically everybody knows that a googolplex is a really big number™, but what number do you actually know how to get to?

    I can get all the way through the tredecillions (the thirteenth -illion, 1ᴇ42), but then I get confused with the prefixes for 1ᴇ45 and everything goes downhill from there.

    What about you guys? :o

    EDIT: Apparently there's a short scale and a long scale (which Germany and France uniquely use in English); on the long scale, the -illions are even bigger!
     
  2. I could probably get up to novemsexagintillion in the short scale, which is 1ᴇ210 in that system. I could go to centillion (1ᴇ303) if I could remember what the name was for 1ᴇ213, because I'd expect it to be something like septengintillion following the naming conventions for previous -gintillion numbers, but it's something a little different.

    The reason I can go that high is because of a dumb little mobile game called Adventure Capitalist where the cash upgrade things went up to quinsexagintillion, and it's just a matter of applying the standard prefixes to get to novemsexagintillion.
     
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  3. To infinity...


    ...AND BEYOND!
     
  4. That time I was playing Tony Hawks Pro Skater #Somethingor Other and my game crashed cause I was playing as Boba Fett and kept using his jet pack.

    Poor N64.
     
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  5. Once, I counted up to 1463 at a factory job before I decided that was more boring than the assembly line.

    As for what number I could theoretically count up to, haven't really thought about it. I don't really pay attention to anything past a trillion because there's going to be no time in my life where I encounter numbers that big or larger and have to do work with.
     
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  6. Before just now, when I looked it up, I could go to 1015-1 in English and 1024-1 in French.

    Oh, and I guess 59 in Spanish?
     
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  7. Uhhhh ... Three?
     
  8. I don't know.
     
  9. Infinity + 1
     
  10. Probably 999 Trillion *insert rest of 9's*

    I know some of the names for what comes after, but never bothered figuring out the order.
     


  11. Related the Grahams series is always fun to imagine
    Shit
    didn't read the thread
    I can count to dog in binary.

    So
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  12. I could prolly get to the trillions and then not know what the fuck to do from there. o__o
     
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  13. Add one to whatever answer anyone gives. That's mine.
     
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  14. Trillion is the highest I have ever really needed to learn. Usually any time I have had a reason to deal with larger numbers it has been scientific notation or a logarithmic system.

    I can consistently go from pico to exa on the si prefixes, I always forget zetta. (So trillionth through quintillion)

    I am a poor computer nerd, I only have powers of two confidently memorized up to 8192.
     
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