# Security of seed from a dictionary

How do you calculate the total amount of combinations in the standard 12-word seed from a 2048 word dictionary?

$log_2(2048^{12})$ which equals $2^{132}$? Is this the right way?

And what is the "minimum" sort of recommended combinations for the next 5-10 years, $2^{110}$? $2^{100}$?

The total number of possible 12-word "seeds" is $2048^{12}$ as you already noticed.
The entropy of such a seed is $\log_2{(2048^{12})} = \log_2{((2^{11})^{12})} = \log_2{(2^{132})} = 132$ bits.
If you want to play it safe, pick a seed with 256 bits of entropy or with 24 words. (Because $\log_2{2^{11\lambda}} \ge 256 \Rightarrow \lambda > 23.3.)$