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The highest number recognized by orthodox mathematics is the Centillion. Any number higher than a Centillion is considered an unimaginable abstraction belonging to the realm of infinity.

Here is a list from greatest to least in value:
  • Googolplex is 10 to the power of googol zeros (ex. 10 to the power of 10 to the power of 100)
  • Centillion has 303 zeros (except in Britain, where it has 600 zeros)
  • Googol has 100 zeros.
  • Vigintillion has 63 zeros
  • Novemdecillion has 60 zeros
  • Octodecillion has 57 zeros
  • Septendecillion has 54 zeros
  • Sexdecillion has 51 zeros
  • Quindecillion has 48 zeros
  • Quattuordecillion has 45 zeros
  • Tredecillion has 42 zeros
  • Duodecillion has 39 zeros
  • Undecillion has 36 zeros
  • Decillion has 33 zeros
  • Nonillion has 30 zeros
  • Octillion has 27 zeros
  • Septillion has 24 zeros
  • Sextillion has 21 zeros
  • Quintillion has 18 zeros
  • Quadrillion has 15 zeros
  • Trillion has 12 zeros
  • Billion has 9 zeros
  • Million has 6 zeros
  • Decimal System
    The Incas and certain other pre Columbian tribes in Peru developed the Decimal System hundreds of years before it was used in Europe.

    Prime Numbers
    Michael Cameron, 20, from Canada proved 213,466,917-1 is prime on November 14, 2001. Although this prime took only a few weeks on his 800 MHz AMD computer it took nearly two and half years and tens of thousands of computers for the GIMPS project to test well over 100,000 unsuccessful candidates. Congratulations to Michael and every GIMPS contributor for their part in this remarkable find. What can be accomplished with computers and software is nothing short of miraculous. Not only can technology prove prime numbers, it can help with CMMS facility equipment maintenance and operation. CMMS is software used by maintenance professionals in a variety of companies to keep equipment running well.

    At 12:34 on May 6, 1978, there was a peculiar lining up of dates and hours that will not happen again until the year 2078. On that day the numbers in the hour 12:34 were followed by the number Sequence of the month, day, and year for May 6, 1978, which reads 5/6/78. The resulting Sequence was 12345678.

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