21st November 2019

davidschwartz
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Is a googolplex number bigger than infinity?

Almost inevitably, at this point someone proffers an even bigger number, “googolplex.” It is true that the word “googolplex” was coined to mean a one followed by a googol zeros. It's way bigger than a measly googol! True enough, but there is nothing as large as infinity either: infinity is not a number.

What number is higher than infinity?

With this definition, there is nothing (meaning: no real numbers) larger than infinity. There is another way to look at this question. It come from an idea of Georg Cantor who lived from 1845 to 1918. Cantor looked at comparing the size of two sets, that is two collections of things.

What is the highest number in the world?

Googolplexian: The worlds largest number with a name. A "1" followed by a googolplex of zeros. Googolplex: The second largest number with a name. A "1" followed by a googol of zeros. Googol: A large number.
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