googol and googolplex

Googolplex is the biggest number with a definite nice name. It’s little sister is Googol. This little sister is so much smaller, it’s smaller than an ant compared to the volume of the universe. However, googol itself is far greater than the number of atoms in the universe. These are nice numbers.

Googol is 1 followed by 100 zeros.

Googolplex is googol written down googol times with multiplication signs between each of the googols.

Just thought I’d share that with you.

Here they are in rods:

googol and plex

Call the white rod 10. Then the orange is 100. The left hand side represents 10 raised to the power 100. The right hand side shows googol raised to the power googol.

ps I’ve made a mistake here. Googolplex is much smaller than I thought. It’s only 10 raised to the power googol. Titchy compared to my version above. So I have to name what I called googolplex above. I hereby call googol raised to the power of googol, googoljax. Hurray……a number named after me. I’ll write it again:

googoljax is googol raised to the power googol