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Question from G:

Looking for the name of a really big number.
its a 1. with a Million zeroes after it.


I don't know if 1 followed by a million zeros has a special name. You can write it as

\[10^{1,000,000} \mbox{ or } 10^\left( 10^6 \right).\]

I do know that 1 followed by 100 zeros is called a googol, and a googolplex is 1 followed by a googol of zeros.

You can read about a googolplex on Wikipedia at


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