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The word Zero in differnet languages


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In our previous post where we share who invented zero and then we thought we only know a few languages where we know it refers to zero. So why not collect the term zero in all languages. what is zero called in your native language. We would appreciate if you could provide the native language name and how u spell zero.


Cifra Spain
Cyfra Polish
Shunya Sanskrit
Meithen Greek
Sifr Pushtoo
Siffra Swedish
Sonne Kannada
Zero French
Ziffer German
 Nula Czech
 Babu Hausa


Please post in the comments below and we will add it in the post.


Count of Zero’s in Large Numbers

This is a continuation post on the term zero, In our previous post we talked about who invented zero and today we are counting the zero’s large numbers in ten, hundred and so on. We intentionally left some zero’s blank for you as an exercise. Please fill them in the comments below or if you are unable to solve it then we will update the post.

Here is a quick list of large numbers and how many zeros they have:

Ten: 10 (1 zero)

Hundred: 100 (2 zeros)

Thousand: 1000 (3 zeros)

Ten thousand 10,000 (4 zeros)

Hundred thousand 100,000 (5 zeros)

Million 1,000,000 (6 zeros)

Billion 1,000,000,000 (9 zeros)

Trillion 1,000,000,000,000 (12 zeros)

Quadrillion 1,000,000,000,000,000 (15 zeros)

Quintillion 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 (18 zeros)

Sextillion 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (21 zeros)

Septillion 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (24 zeros)

Octillion 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (27 zeros)

Nonillion 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (30 zeros)

Decillion 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (33 zeros)

Fill the remaining and we will fill the final one’s..












The number Googol (termed by Milton Sirotta) has 100 zeros after it.

Then finally there is the number Googolplex, a 1 followed by a googol of zeros.

Please do the exercise left for you, although we know no one like exercises :)
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