# A googolplex YB is 10^124 bytes

## Main Question or Discussion Point

a googol YB is 10^124 bytes

im wanting to know how much that is in Terrabytes. anyone know?

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D H
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One googol is 10100. A googolplex is 101 googol. You could not write such a number down. It is not 10124.

One googol is 10100. A googolplex is 101 googol. You could not write such a number down. It is not 10124.
oops error, 10124 is a googol of yottabytes not a googleplex. oops

a googolplex YB would be 101000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000024 bytes

whats that in TB

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DaveC426913
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Pah!

After I met "[URL [Broken] number[/URL], the Googolplex is just a fluffy little kitten to me!

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B2 is graham^(graham^googleplex) and so on.

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DaveC426913
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B2 is graham^(graham^googleplex) and so on.
Yeees... well B googleplex^graham+1 is bigger.:tongue2:

Anyone can make up numbers. Graham's number has the distinction of being the largest number ever used seriously in a mathematical equation.

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How abou pi without a decimal point. I know it's pointless to engage in a "my number is bigger than yours" thing but i find it hard to resist.

How abou pi without a decimal point. I know it's pointless to engage in a "my number is bigger than yours" thing but i find it hard to resist.
"pi without a decimal point" is not a number.

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I just meant infinity.

infinity is not a number!

mezarashi
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So did Google get its name from this "googol" or is it the other way around. Now I see why they named their main campus at Mountain View the GooglePlex. =D

robphy
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mezarashi
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Nice stuff there ;D

I believe that google got its name from an error in spelling. It was supposed to be gogle, but they added an extra o. But I'm not sure about this. I suppose I should google it.