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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Some Numerical Facts

The most popular search engine right now is Google. But did you ever wonder where Google got it's name? It is actually a number. One "googol" is a one followed by 100 zeros. And believe me, it's not the highest you can count. I learned this when I was in the 5th grade. My sis Anna came home from school one day and told me "Did you know there is such a number as a googol?" No, I did not know this, I had never even heard of it. These were the days WAY before the internet took over everyday life. There was no such thing as a Google search engine back then, so this was the first time I've ever even heard the word "google".

You all know what a ten looks like: 10.

This is a hundred: 100.

This is a thousand: 1000

This is a million: 1000000

This is a billion: 1000000000000

Ever wonder what a googol looks like? Like this:

That is a googol!! Think about it. While our alphabet has only 26 letters, numbers actually go on forever. You can never stop counting. Though I have seen some people argue that the centillion is the highest number. A centillion is a one followed by 303 zeros. But I think there really is no "highest number".

So what brings on this subject? Just one of my random rantings and ponderings of the wonders of the World. I'm not even that great in mathematics! As a matter of fact, I think I suck at math! Though I've been told different on an IQ test! I guess there is a fine line in not being good at something, and simply just not liking that subject, and I think when it comes to math, I'm sitting on that line. But more on the side of just not liking math. Every career that I want to get into unfortunately requires a lot of math skills! Including animation. At this moment I am not sure what I want to study.

Another thing that brought this subject on: This is my 500th post!! YAAAAAAAAYYYYY!!!!!!!!

1 comment :

mikessa said...

Your just gonna have to learn to do math and learn to get along with it if you wanna really good job in this world.