Quandaries and Queries


  Hi my name is Shayna. I am in seventh grade and my question is for a secondary student or even better a math professional.

My quetion is "How high to the sequence of numbers go"?
e.g. one, ten, hundred, thousand, million, billion, trillion, and from there is my queston.

I once heard from my dad that one hundred zero's is a Zooloo.

Thankyou for your time.



Hi Shayna,

I think the correct name for 1 followed by a hundred zeroes is a googol. It is the largest number that we have a common name for but there is no largest number -- they go on forever getting bigger and bigger. No matter which number I pick it is easy for you to get a bigger one -- just add 1 to it or multiply it by 10, and so on.



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