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- What If-er
- Thirty-One (cameo on Calendar)
- One Hundred
- One Thousand
- Ten Thousand
- One Hundred Thousand
- One Million
- Ten Million
- One Hundred Million
- One Billion
Mathematical concepts mentioned
- Infinity: "But how high could you get if forever never ends?"
- Orders of Magnitude: "What if you kept writing zeroes after One?"
- Powers of 2: "What if you start with a single grain of rice? Then double it, double it, double it every day?"
- Fractions: "What if One could be divided into pieces?"
- Years: "Would it take a hundred years to reach the top?"
- Numerals: "What if the Numberblocks each had a different name?"
- ...languages that only have words for 1-3, I guess? "One, two, three, plenty, many, lots!"
- Numeral systems and number bases: in the same scene as above, 4, 5, and 6 are shown as "three-one", "three-two", and "three-three", which is really similar to Ternary.
- Abstract thinking: "What if the Numberblocks all disappeared one day? Would One and Two and Three still equal Six?"
- Negative Numbers: "What if there could be a number less than Zero?"
- This is the 2nd appearance of the What If-er
- This is also the second appearance of One Thousand, Ten Thousand, One Hundred Thousand, and One Million
- The episode also introduces Ten Million, One Hundred Million and One Billion.
- 3 asks "What if we could build a tower to the moon?", but 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 have already built a tower to a different planet.
- This is the second appearance of the full-month calendar.
- Oddly, Thirty-One doesn't appear in this episode, though he does make a cameo ON the calendar.
- There are references to Twoland, One Thousand and One, Figure It Out (the calendar), and many other episodes.
- This is the last episode of Season 8 that introduces a math concept, since 100 Ways to Leave the Planet is mainly a recap of the show.
- The episode thumbnail plays when the what if-er says "cut" at fractions part
- Sixty-Four is a bit bigger in this episode