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Googolplex

The largest number with a word naming it is a “googolplex.” This is the equivalent of 10 to the power of a googol—or 10 to the power of 10100.   The term googol was coined in 1938 by 9-year-old Milton Sirotta, the nephew of mathematician Edward Kasner.  Kasner then extended the name to this larger [...]

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100

A googol is equal to a 1 followed by 100 zeros: 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 which can be written in a shorter form as 1010 X 10 or as 10100 If you know what a googol is, can you guess what a googolplex is? It’s 10 to a googol… 1010100 Hat tip to The Almighty Googolplex – [...]

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