The Original Googol

GoogolBefore Google there was Googol! The original googol is a very large number. Coined by the nine year old nephew of American mathematician, Edward Kasner back in 1938, the googol is the number 1 followed by 100 zeroes.


10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,

000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000


For those that like their numbers shortened, or as they say in the business, using scientific notation, the Googol can be written as:

1 googol = 1.0 × 10100

A googol can also be referred to as ten duotrigintillion, ten thousand sexdecillion, ten sexdecilliard depending on which scale you are referring to. Isn’t math fun!

As for Google, it’s become a very large number in financial terms.

This amazing number has been used as the basis for the latest contribution to the eLFonian Artwork Centre. You can find it under Mystical Math.

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Thanks Wikipedia.

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About The eLFonian

An observer of Cyberian culture and an avid student of life - its mysteries, its intricacies, its wonders, its creation and, its future.
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4 Responses to The Original Googol

  1. Robin says:

    I love math and numbers. You have introduced me to numbers and terms I have not heard before. It is always fun to learn something new 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. trablog says:

    i learned it as part of general knowledge long back 😀

    Liked by 1 person

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