Pronunciation: /ˈgug.gɒl/ Explain
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 word "googol" was invented by
nine-year-old Milton Sirott, nephew of mathematician Edward Kasner in 1938.
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 observable universe.
- McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, googol. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 86. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book
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McAdams, David E. Googol. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. https://www.allmathwords.org/en/g/googol.html.
12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)
7/10/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, implemented new Geogebra protocol. (McAdams, David E.)
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2/8/2010: Added "References". (McAdams, David E.)
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