[Tutor] Is there an easily or shorter way?
steve at pearwood.info
Tue Dec 16 00:39:08 CET 2014
On Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 06:04:17PM -0500, Dave Angel wrote:
> On 12/15/2014 05:49 PM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> > nine trillion, two hundred and seventy-four billion,
> > eight hundred and ten million, two hundred and
> > seventy-six thousand, five hundred and twenty-three
> That's using the American interpretation for billion and trillion, not
> the British one.
Even the British use the American interpretation of billion these days.
Mostly. There are probably still a few hold-outs, but I expect that
"X-ion" meaning powers of 1000 has pretty much won out.
> >Doing this makes a nice little programming exercise, so I will leave it
> >to you :-)
> "one, two, three, many"
> We only need four values, in some societies... ;-)
Okay, I'm up to this challenge...
9274810276523 in base 4: "2,012,331,311,301,121,222,223"
three manymany and threemany-one quadlots,
three manymany and onemany-one trilots,
three manymany and one bilots,
one manymany and twomany-one milots,
two manymany and twomany-two lots,
two manymany and twomany-three
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