# What is the number 1 followed by 100 zeros called?

## What is the number 1 followed by 100 zeros called?

googol
A googol is the large number 10100. In decimal notation, it is written as the digit 1 followed by one hundred zeroes: 10,​000,​000,​000,​000,​000,​000,​000,​000,​000,​000,​000,​000,​000,​000,​000,​000,​000,​000,​000,​000,​000,​000,​000,​000,​000,​000,​000,​000,​000,​000,​000,​000,​000.

What number that includes 100 zeros was first used by a nine year old boy in 1938?

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. According to Milton, a googol is 10100, or 1 followed by 100 zeroes!

What term did 9-year-old Milton Sirotta coin for Uncle Eddie’s mathematician Edward Kasner big number?

Googol
The company was formed in 1998. In the late 1930s, noted mathematician and Columbia University professor Edward Kasner was asked to come up with a name for an extraordinarily large number. While on a walk one day, he asked his 9-year-old nephew, Milton Sirotta, if he had any ideas. “Googol,” the youngster replied.