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# How long would it take to count to 13 trillion?

I actually like this question. I'm going to time how long it takes me to count from 999,999,999,991 to 1,000,000,000,000. It took about 38 sec.

Now I'll subtract 100,000,000,000 from 1,000,000,000,000 = 900,000,000,000

If it took me 38 seconds to count 10 numbers, it will take me 9E11*38s/10 to count from 100,000,000,000 to one trillion = 3.42E12s

Now I'll do the same above for 99,999,999,991 to 100,000,000,000: 30 sec

So it would take me 9E10*30/10 to count the above interval = 2.7E11s

As you keep doing this method for lower and lower orders of magnitude the time becomes negligible, so I'm just going to add the first two numbers together.

3.42E12+2.7E11= 3.69E12

So it'll roughly take you 3,690,000,000,000 sec = 61,500,000,000 min = 1,025,000,000 hours = 42,700,000 days = 117,000 years.

Better start now!

EDIT!

Wow, I read the question wrong. Well, now you know how long it takes to count to 1 trillion, I don't feel like going up to 13 trillion! Study guides

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## A number a power of a variable or a product of the two is a monomial while a polynomial is the of monomials

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