POWERS OF NUMBERS
1 ^1 = 10
1 ^2 = 100
1 ^3 = 100
1 ^4 = 1000
and so on
1 ^1 can be spoken as
"one raised to the first power"
"one raised to the first"
"one to the first"
use which ever way of saying it, and writing it, is easiest for you
this is an attempt to simplify the counting system
this is how ridiculously complicated a simple thing like counting has become
whether it catches or not depends on whether people like yourself use it or not
when the need to be more exact crops up, as with the population of the world, which is around the seven thousand million number, we say "the population of the world is 7 ^9 this year and next year it is predicted there will be another hundred million new people in the world which will take the population up to 7.1 ^9" which is currently spoken as "seven thousand one hundred million"
with this way of thinking about numbers it becomes "next year the population will be about seven point one to the nine"
like a lot of new ways of doing things it takes fresh thinking to start with but once it takes hold it becomes straightforward enough
it also helps to put things into perspective
for instance there are 1 ^20 stars in the universe, but did you know there are 1 ^31 virus's in the sea?