**The Googol**

A googol = 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 |

A googol is a very large number. It is a 1 followed by a 100 zeroes, or 10 The googolplex is equal to a googol100. James Newman, a mathematician and mathematical historian (yes, math has a history), wrote about the googolplex "that there would not be enough room to write it, if you went to the farthest star, touring all the nebulae [plural for nebula] and putting down zeros every inch of the way." Now, that is what I call a LARGE number. Now, you would think that these unimaginably large numbers were thought of in the 21 |