Pronunciation: /ˈgug gɒl/ ?
is the number
, which is the same as a one followed by one hundred zeros.
Googol is used to indicate a very large number. It is often used to show a number
that is quite large but not infinite. The term was invented by nine-year-old nine-year-old Milton Sirott,
nephew of mathematician Edward Kasner in 1938.
is 10 raised to a googol power.
If a googolplex were written out as ones and zeros in a book, it would take a book larger than the
Cite this article as:
Googol. 2011-02-14. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/g/googol.html.
2011-02-14: Minor formating changes (McAdams, David.
2010-02-08: Added "References" (McAdams, David.
2009-12-02: Authored (McAdams, David.