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Main Entry: googol
Etymology: coined by Milton Sirotta born about 1929 nephew of Edward Kasner died 1955 American mathematician : the figure 1 followed by 100 zeroes equal to 10100 – Websters
|10100||=||1 googol or 1 followed by 100 zeros|
|10googol||=||1 googolplex or 1 followed by 1 googol zeros|
|1026||=||# of atoms in an apple pie|
|1080||=||# of elementary particles (protons, neutrons and electrons) in the universe. = Less than a googol!|
– Carl Sagan
A googolplex is the number one followed by one googol zeroes, or ten raised to the power of one googol:
10googol = 1010100.
In the documentary Cosmos, physicist and broadcast personality Carl Sagan estimated that writing a googolplex in numerals (i.e., “1,000,000,000…”) would be physically impossible, since doing so would require more space than the known universe occupies.
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