First used in 1940 by nine-year-old Milton Sirotta, the number googol is the number 1 followed by 100 zeros.

It was brought to public attention by Sirotta’s uncle, mathematician Edward Kasner, in his book Mathematics and the Imagination.

Quick Answers To Random Questions

by Pamela Landy

First used in 1940 by nine-year-old Milton Sirotta, the number googol is the number 1 followed by 100 zeros.

It was brought to public attention by Sirotta’s uncle, mathematician Edward Kasner, in his book Mathematics and the Imagination.

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Pamela Landy loves to answer questions.