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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Indian numbering system

I realised that the Indian numbering system is different and so I'd better get it into my head:
 
Term Figure Power
notation
Western system (short scale)
एक (Ek) 1 100 1 (One)
दस (Das) 10 101 10 (Ten)
सौ (Sau) 100 102 100 (Hundred)
सहस्त्र (Sahastr) / हजार (Hazaar) 1,000 103 1,000 (One thousand)
लाख (Lakh) 1,00,000 105 100,000 (One hundred thousand)
करोड़ (Crore) 1,00,00,000 107 10,000,000 (Ten million)
अरब (Arawb) 1,00,00,00,000 109 1,000,000,000 (One billion)
खरब (Kharawb) 1,00,00,00,00,000 1011 100,000,000,000 (One hundred billion)
नील (Neel) 1,00,00,00,00,00,000 1013 10,000,000,000,000 (Ten trillion)
पद्म (Padma) 1,00,00,00,00,00,00,000 1015 1,000,000,000,000,000 (One quadrillion)
शंख (Shankh) 1,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,000 1017 100,000,000,000,000,000 (One hundred quadrillion)
महाशंख (Mahashankh) 1,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,000 1019 10,000,000,000,000,000,000 (Ten quintillion)
 
Source: Wikipedia.org
 
 

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