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# Can you write googolplex

Updated: 4/28/2022

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14y ago

Actually, it is probably impossible to write out a googolplex in standard form!

In exponential (compact) form, a googolplex is 10 to the power of 10 to the power of 100, which is actually quite a lot: 1 followed by 10 to the power of 100 zeroes. That's 10100 zeroes- and a billion is followed only by 9. So it would take an eternity to even write the number of zeroes that would be required to write a googolplex, which can hardly describe the immensity of the task of writing googolplex itself!

Imagine this: you've been given the task of counting out one billion zeroes. Considering that there's less than a million seconds in 24 hours, you can probably imagine that this would take a LONG time- probably over 10 days, without stopping. But that's just 109- if you were counting out 1010, it would take TEN TIMES as long to write out! Then there's 1011 ( a hundred times longer), then 1012 (a thousand times longer), then 1013 (ten thousand times longer)...all the way up to 10100, when you would finally reach googolplex. If you could write one zero every second, and even dedicated your entire life to counting out googolplex, you wouldn't even come close to finishing it in your lifetime!

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14y ago