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Do you know what a googol is?

I was reading my son's book to him and apparently a googol is 1 with one hundred zeros after it. Its a huge number. Bigger than a billion. is described as 10^100.

Just wondering if anyone else ever heard of it. Also a googolplex is a 1 with a googol of zero's after it.


Asked by lstrickland at 8:41 PM on Nov. 17, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • I first learned of it in 7th grade math class--about 30 years ago. I actually thought "Google" was a play on the word "googol," because as a major search engine it would have 10 to the 100th power potential search results? :o)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:48 PM on Nov. 17, 2009

  • yeh i learned about that back in middle's a weird word. lol

    Answer by excited2bemommy at 8:43 PM on Nov. 17, 2009