# Eps 30: Googol

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Cody Olson

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The founder of Google accidentally misspelled and chose Google when he was looking for a name for his website that would demonstrate the enormous amount of information it could provide. This widely used word came about because the company's founders chose the name Google to signal that the search engine should provide large amounts of data and information. In 2004, the Kasner family, who inherited the rights to his book, considered suing Google for using the word in their book, but no suit was filed and no stars were born.

As written in ordinary decimal, it is a digit of 1 followed by 10100 zeros, with 100 zeros following the digit 1. Googol is larger than the number 101000, but smaller than 1, followed by a googols zero. As written, a "googls" zero is not followed by a "1," but only a single digit number with 1010 characters.

To get the children interested, Kasner looked for a one, followed by 100 zeros, and then a number of 1, with 100 zeros followed by one. In this article, "googol" is probably the epitome of Googoism in the sense of "small," and the term was coined in 1920 by the late Dr. J.R.A.K. Googels, professor at the University of California, Berkeley.

The "googolplex" was originally coined by Milton Sirotta as a continuation of googols and suggested that it should be a one, followed by 100 zeros and then a number of 1, with zero written in between until you get tired of everyone. It is begged by the fact that a 1 is always followed by a zero and a zero, but no other number, such as 100.

If the googol is not large enough, it may be an even larger number because it is a one, followed by 100 zeros and then a number of 1 s, with zero written in between. If there is no googsol, there must be no googsol, because if a 1 is followed by a goovol and a zero, there can only be one. However, if there are no Googols and it is impossible to write a zeros, the "googollplex" cannot be many times larger.

For example, one can imagine 10, 1000, 000 as one, followed by a million zeros and so on. The strangest number in the plex was minted as a piplex , and Sbiis Saibian minted it as a multiple of the number of zeros in a goovol .

This is perhaps the best known example of a number that was invented just to be great. This shows that Bowers has seemingly interpreted the numbers as incomprehensible by replacing their biggest argument with the original number.

The mathematician Edward Kasner asked his nephew, who was 9 years old at the time, to invent a number with hundreds of zeros, which was written as number 1, and he chose the name "googol." There is no number that is not infinite and has no name, but there are numbers that are not infinite but have a name. There are no numbers that are not finite, but have names, except for the infinite number of zero-zero.

At the same time as his proposal for "googol," he gave an even larger number a name, the Googlplex, and initially proposed the name "Googleplex" for it. The googelplex should be a 1, followed by a zero, which he wrote down until he had had enough of them all. As the inventor of the name quickly pointed out, it is finite, but much larger than the Gogol due to the number of zeros.

You can compare it to the number of small rooms in the universe, but it just goes beyond the world and asks for the name "googolduplex," followed by zero. It is a one - followed by - a - googolplex with a zero and it is one of the largest zeros in our universe. But none of it has any appeal to me as an absolutely valid name; in my opinion, it has no appeal as "Gogool," "Googelplex," or "googlplex" or any of them.

The googol was created in 1938 when a mathematician named Edward Kasner wanted to introduce a very large number of people to the world that everyone could understand. He asked for the name "1," followed by 100 zeros, and Sirotta suggested it. I will go into the big numbers that can be generated by probability, but for now just a brief summary.