# Quick Answer: Is There A Googol Of Anything?

There isn’t a googol of anything.

Before Google, there was googol, the number 10^100, written as a 1 followed by 100 zeroes.

You could bump that number up a little by counting particles rather than atoms, but not by much.

There’s not a googol of anything physical in the universe.

100 zeros

## What is the power of a googol?

A googol is 10 to the 100th power (which is 1 followed by 100 zeros). A googol is larger than the number of elementary particles in the universe, which amount to only 10 to the 80th power.

## What is a googol used for?

Silly name for a silly sum

Googol is the label for 10 to the hundredth power (10100), or 1 followed by 100 zeros. Invented by Edward Kasner, the American mathematician referenced the quantity extensively in his 1940 book, “Mathematics and the Imagination.”

## Is a Google a number?

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.