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How is -yllion pronounced? Perhaps that should be mentioned in the article. Foogol 01:17, 25 November 2005 (UTC)

Mathematical Gardner[edit]

I believe this number system comes from the paper Supernatural Numbers from the book the Mathematical Gardner. I'm not sure though, as I do not own this book. —Ruud 15:03, 16 February 2006 (UTC)


In the third bullet point, where it says "382 myriad 19 hundred 2," shouldn't it say "3 hundred 82 myriad 19 hundred 2?" Or is there a different way to articulate "382,0000?" Is there a recusivity to the naming of numbers under this system? Kirkmeyers 05:37, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Unused, really?[edit]

His system is basically the same as one of the ancient and now-unused Chinese numeral systems, in which units stand for 104, 108, 1016, 1032, and so on. This is the standard way to count numbers in Japan today, why does the article say it's unused? (talk) 13:57, 18 May 2011 (UTC)

The current system in Japan is not exponential. 10^4 (万), 10^8 (億), 10^12 (兆), 10^16 (京), 10^20 (垓)... — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:47, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

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How does one show negative powers? Am I missing something? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:57, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

I would imagine one tenth, one hundredth, one ten-hundrenth, one myriadth, ..., one myllionth, .... Double sharp (talk) 10:14, 15 June 2014 (UTC)