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In about 1920, Edward Kasner's nine-year-old nephew Milton Sirotta coined the term googol; Milton then proposed the further term googolplex to be "one, followed by writing zeroes until you get tired". Kasner decided to adopt a more formal definition "because different people get tired at different times and it would never do to have Carnera [a champion boxer] be a better mathematician than Dr. Einstein, simply because he had more endurance".

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The name of that number would be Fzgoogolplex it is googolplex^googolplex

Googolplex is a number, googleplex is not. But it is far, far from the highest number.

Certainly. There are an infinite number of them. One of them is [ negative googolplex - 1 ] .

A googol is the number 1 followed by one hundred zeroes, and a googolplex is the number 1 followed by a googol zeroes. A googolplexplex is the number 1 followed by a googolplex zeroes, and so on.

Great question. You're right. "Googolplex" is not the biggest number.-- "Googol" = 10100-- "Googolplex" = 10googol-- "Googolplexian" = 10googolplex-- "Googolnormous" = 10googolplexian (not really; I made that one up just now)-- "Graham numbers" . . . We don't know anything about them, but they're bigger.-- "Infinity" . . . technically, not a number; defined as "more than the largest number".But . . . the catch is: There is no such thing as "largest number". Whatever numberyou want to describe, no matter how big it is, all I have to do is add ' 1 ' to yours,and I have a number that's bigger than your number.

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Yes, googolplex is a number.

The name of that number would be Fzgoogolplex it is googolplex^googolplex

Googolplex is a number, googleplex is not. But it is far, far from the highest number.

Certainly. There are an infinite number of them. One of them is [ negative googolplex - 1 ] .

googolplex googol = 1100 googolplex = 1googol

A googol is the number 1 followed by one hundred zeroes, and a googolplex is the number 1 followed by a googol zeroes. A googolplexplex is the number 1 followed by a googolplex zeroes, and so on.

Great question. You're right. "Googolplex" is not the biggest number.-- "Googol" = 10100-- "Googolplex" = 10googol-- "Googolplexian" = 10googolplex-- "Googolnormous" = 10googolplexian (not really; I made that one up just now)-- "Graham numbers" . . . We don't know anything about them, but they're bigger.-- "Infinity" . . . technically, not a number; defined as "more than the largest number".But . . . the catch is: There is no such thing as "largest number". Whatever numberyou want to describe, no matter how big it is, all I have to do is add ' 1 ' to yours,and I have a number that's bigger than your number.

No, Infinity is never ending, where as a googolplex is a fixed number.

A googol is the number 1 followed by one hundred zeroes, and a googolplex is the number 1 followed by a googol zeroes. So a googolplex is much much bigger.

The largest real number that has been named is googolplex. What about 10^googolplex or googolplex^googolplex? The answer comes from the theory of non-computable functions. Scott Aaronson from MIT has a brilliant essay about it. See below for related link

googolplex is 10 to the googol power, which is 1 followed by a googol number of zeros. The next whole number is googolplexs plus 1. There are no official names beyond a googolplex, however; some have suggested googolduplex for 10 to the googolplex power, and you can keep going until infinity, the highest possible number

No googolplex is a number however infinity is not it is a word or a symbol