How long does it take a computer to count to 1 billion?

0 votes
asked Apr 7 in Mathematics by betviet (1,660 points)
How long does it take a computer to count to 1 billion?

1 Answer

0 votes
answered Apr 7 by Caldecott (25,160 points)
It would take a computer at least 31.7 years to count to 1 billion as it would take at least 1 second to count each number in the computer.

The highest number known to man is a googolplex which is a number 1 followed by a googol zeroes.

The length of time it would take to count to a googol is around 317 novemvigintillion years.

The number that is after googolplex is Skewes number that was developed by mathematician Stanley Skewes which is 10 to the 10th to the 10th to the 34th.

A googolplex is 1 followed by a googol of zeros.

You cannot write down a googolplex as writing a googolplex in full decimal form such as 10,000,000,000 would be impossible physically since doing so would require more space than would be available.

Centillion is 1000 times bigger than googolplex.

A centillion in decimal is 1 followed by 303 zeros.

A googolplex or googol in decimal is 1 followed by 100 zeros.

So that means a centillion is a 1000 times bigger than a googol googol of googols.

There are around 1,000 trillions or 1,000 billions in a googol.

A googolplex is equal to 10^googol, and a trillion = 10^12.

A googolplex is a very large number that comes way after a trillion.

It is so large that there is no known use in math.

Zillion is not an actual number but instead a zillion simply means a huge amount or a large number.

Zillion sounds like an actual number because of its similarity to billion, million, and trillion, and it is modeled on these real numerical values.

However, like its cousin jillion, zillion is an informal way to talk about a number that's enormous but indefinite.

A trillion is a thousand billions or 1 million millions.

1 trillion consists of 1 followed by 12 zeros, which is, 1, 000, 000,000, 000 and can be written as \(10^{12} \) (ten to the twelfth power).

It takes about 31,000 to 32,000 years to finish 1 trillion seconds.

Counting to a trillion would take around 31.7 thousand years.

Nobody would be able to count to a trillion in their lifetime.

Counting to a billion in seconds would take 2 billion seconds or about 63 years counting every 2 seconds and if you count a number every second then it would take 1 billion seconds or around 31.5 years.

We can count as high a we want too although counting up to certain numbers can take a long time.

For example counting to 1 million can take 89 days or longer and counting to 1 billion could take 30 to 32 years.

Trillion is one of the smallest numbers (along with million and billion) on our list.

But do not forget that it is still an incredibly large number and if you were to count to a trillion, you would most likely take 31,709 years to do so!

When Jeremy Harper counted to 1 million it took Jeremy Harper 89 days to count to 1 million during which he spent 16 hours counting.

Jeremy Harper began counting to 1 million on June 18th 2007 and finished counting to 1 million on September 14th 2007.

Jeremy Harper is an American entrant in the Guinness Book of World Records for counting aloud to 1,000,000, live-streaming the entire process.

The count took Harper 89 days, during each of which he spent sixteen hours counting.

He began on June 18, 2007, finishing on September 14.

1 million is a lot of numbers to count too and is hard to achieve but it can be done.

104,383 questions

104,228 answers

1,346 comments

7,043,991 users

...