TIL that before exponential notation was invented, mathematicians used words to represent exponents. For instance, 2^8 had the name Zenzizenzizenzic, the word with the most Z’s in the English language, which means “square of squares squaredly”.

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Three ideas I cannot imagine doing math without: * Placeholder notation * Zero * Scientific notation * Powers Notation

NinjaDiveGuam

Guess who just learned a cheat code for scrabble

transponder7

Zenzizenzizenzic is also what you get when you square Slavoj Žižek’s last name.

GZAofTheMidwest

Zenzizenzizenzic now plays left wing for the Flyers.

RicRennersHair

What?

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