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Debt Clock Runs out of Numbers

The display doesn’t have enough room for growing figure of debt. It can only calculate currently to the $86,015.00 owed by each family in the USA the real number is higher…

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27150961/

Is there a number after trillion?

What’s it called?

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[quote]FightinIrish26 wrote:
Is there a number after trillion?

What’s it called?[/quote]

Quadrillion (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Quadrillion may mean either of the two numbers (see long and short scales for more detail):

1,000,000,000,000,000 (one thousand million million; 1015; SI prefix peta-) - for all short scale countries - increasingly common meaning in English language usage
1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (one million million million million; 1024; SI prefix: yotta-) - for all long scale countries - increasingly rare meaning in English language usage

[quote]FightinIrish26 wrote:
Is there a number after trillion?

What’s it called?[/quote]

a trillion and one.

We don’t need to add the quadrillion. The debt is at 10 trillion right now.

Not that that is a good thing, but don’t push the panic button about needing to measure our debt in quadrillions.

You really should have stayed awake in math class.

[quote]rainjack wrote:
FightinIrish26 wrote:
Is there a number after trillion?

What’s it called?

a trillion and one.

We don’t need to add the quadrillion. The debt is at 10 trillion right now.

Not that that is a good thing, but don’t push the panic button about needing to measure our debt in quadrillions.

You really should have stayed awake in math class. [/quote]

Probably true, but this bailout is a long way from over. That would depend on how many houses we need to buy from banks at full price to sell at a loss (kind of like reverse capitalism) or god knows what to expect next from either of these tap dancing clowns…