## Is a Google a number?

The googol originated in 1938 when a mathematician named Edward Kasner wanted to introduce the world to some very large numbers that anyone can comprehend.

He asked his 9-year-old nephew Milton Sirotta for a name for 1 followed by 100 zeros, and Sirotta suggested “googol”.

## How many trillions are in a Google?

One trillion is 1 followed by 12 zeroes, or 1012. Believe it or not, mathematicians use numbers much bigger than 1 trillion. In 1938, a 9-year-old boy named Milton Sirotta, who was the nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasner, invented a new number that he called a googol.

## What is the largest number known to man?

The biggest named number that we know is googolplex, ten to the googol power, or (10)^(10^100). That’s written as a one followed by googol zeroes.

## What number is bigger than googolplex?

Graham’s number is also bigger than a googolplex, which Milton initially defined as a 1, followed by writing zeroes until you get tired, but is now commonly accepted to be 10googol=10(10100). A googleplex is significantly larger than the 48th Mersenne prime.