Interesting Maths Facts: Googol

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Fascinating fact about GoogolInteresting Maths Facts: Googol

A googol is a number equal to 1 followed by 100 zeros or 10100. In the late 1930s, Edward Kasner, an American mathematician, was working with a very large numbers. He asked his 9-year old nephew what might he call this number, written as 10100. His nephew named itΒ  googol.

Interestingly, the name of the search engine Google was originated from the word β€œgoogol”. It signifies that Google is intended to provide large amount of information to its users.

 

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