## How Many Yottabytes in a Quettabyte? Extreme Numbers Get New Names

Prolific generation of data drove the need for prefixes that denote 10^{27} and 10^{30}

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Prolific generation of data drove the need for prefixes that denote 10^{27} and 10^{30}

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Mathematician Melanie Matchett Wood seeks creative ways of solving open math problems

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