### Google - Spell Mistake !!

The Internet search engine Google was named after this number. The original founders were going for 'Googol', but ended up with 'Google' due to a spelling mistake. Lawrence E. Page: "Lucas Pereira: 'You idiots, you spelled "Googol" wrong!' But this was good, because google.com was available and googol.com was not. Now most people spell 'Googol' 'Google', so it worked out OK in the end."

- What is googol:
A googol is the large number 10

^{100}, that is, the digit 1 followed by one hundred zeros. The term was coined in 1938 by nine-year-old Milton Sirotta, nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasner. Kasner popularized the concept in his book*Mathematics and the Imagination*.A googol is approximately equal to the factorial of 70, and its only prime factors are 2 and 5. In binary it would take up 333 bits.

The googol is of no particular significance in mathematics, nor does it have any practical uses. Kasner created it to illustrate the difference between an unimaginably large number and infinity, and in this role it is sometimes used in teaching mathematics.

- googolplex: A googolplex is 1 followed by a googol of zeroes, or ten raised to the power of a googol: 10
^{googol}= -
## See also

Googlit

Large number

Names of large numbers

## 6 Comments:

arre shala!!!... how come u find out these weird things!!!...;P

yeah this is google who helps me out in all concerns ! :P

Google!!!Yehi hay right choice baby!!dipu bollo site visit kore comments dite..tai jeshob kisui bujhlam na she gulo teo dilam...jate dipu birokto hoye bole " thamle bhalo lage" :D

i will never say that Purna !

According to my brother, 10 raised to the power of a googolplex is a googolplatypus.

lolzzz

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