Before we get into the details, how good are you at maths? You must have not been super-extremely excellent if you have not yet come across the word Googol. It is actually a name for a really huge number.
In decimal notation, you write Google as follows:
That is the number one (1) followed by one hundred zeros. That huge right? I bet you are wishing right now you could have an account balance which such figures. On your bank statement, it might be written something like 10100.
How did Googol come to be?
Well, that’s the Googol dollar question in this article, right? Well, according to Wikipedia, in 1920 there was a boy by the name Milton Sirotta (1911-1981), who was the nephew of renowned U.S. mathematician Edward Kasner.
Sirotta came up with the name for this really really huge number 10100, and his uncle Kasner made it popular in his book Mathematics and the Imagination. It safe to say Googol was not the only name used to describe 10100, as there were others like:
|Ten duotrigintillion||On the short scale|
|Ten thousand sexdecillion||On the long scale|
|Tex sexdecilliard||On …read more