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    #1

    45x1012=45 thousand billion?

    Please set me clear on the following in red.

    To take the Internet of things to the level predicted..... we'll need 45 thousand billion unique IP addresses (45 x 1012).... 3.4 x 1038 (340 trillion trillion trillion) unique addresses...

    The above "1012" seems to mean "ten to the twelfth power (10^12)", and "1038" seems "ten to thirty eighth power (10^38)," but I want to make sure. Do you also write "10^12" like 1012? If so, it's nonsense.

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: 45x1012=45 thousand billion?

    Probably the text came over in a format that didn't "see" the superscript. I have that problem when I send things to my Graphics department - they use Macs and we use PCs. When I send things with sub-or superscript, they just see plain text.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: 45x1012=45 thousand billion?

    I saw the title and my eyes glazed over. Honestly - who cares But I'm sure Barb's right.

    b

    PS I wonder, inconsequentially, what 'the Internet of things' is.

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    Re: 45x1012=45 thousand billion?

    I think the formatting probably got messed up. It should look like this: 1012
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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