# Free Article Not One Chance in a Centillion

- Date: 2007-02-27 - Word Count: 211 Share This!

Students often use numbers that they really cannot visualize what they are talking about. One day in class I heard a child tell another that he did not have one chance in a centillion to get a 100%. Now does that child really realize how many zeros that is. No, and you probably don't either. So here is a little visualizing on some of the numbers that we use.

Sometimes saying the name of a number is not very impressive, but when you look at it, it seems overwhelming. Here is a look at some of those numbers.

Such as one million--------1,000,000 One billion------------------1,000,000,000 One trillion------------------1,000,000,000,000 One quadrillion-------------1,000,000,000,000,000 One quintillion--------------1,000,000,000,000,000,000 One sextillion---------------1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 One septillion---------------1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 One octillion----------------1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 One nonillion---------------1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 One decillion---------------1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 One undecillion------------ 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 One duodecillion---------- 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 One tredecillion----------- 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 One quattuordecillion---- 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 One quindecillion-------- 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 One sexdecillion---------1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 One septendecillion---1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000 One octodecillion-----1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000 One novemdecillion-1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 One vigintillion--------1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 One googol-------------10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, One centillion----------1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

Now, next time your teenager asks to take the car to take all his friends to the mall and you say "Not one chance in a centillion" you will be able to visualize what you are really saying. Or maybe better yet let him see it and he'll realize what you are really saying. "No!"

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