Hello dear friends!
Largest numerical numbers, what do you know about them? It will make you dizzy, not of counting, but of thinking 😊
You might know that 1 with 100 zeroes behind is the largest number so far to the best of your knowledge. A googol is the name given to this largest number or you can say 1 with a googol zeroes behind it.
Not too many people know about large numbers, and probably the main reason is that they do not use them. You may use 100, 000, one million, one billion, but after the one billion very few people need to use the largest numbers unless they deal with very special entities which apply numbers with long queue of zeros.
Here's a very useful Chart of the largest numbers that are used world-wide; most probably at a government levels, or others.
A nice comment on a googol amount of money:
“Seriously, this amount defies everything that we know of the current physical world. It's so mindbogglingly big and incomprehensible that it's effects will probably end the world as we know it or completely reset the entire financial world with equally end-of-the-world repercussions.”
The above mentioned numbers are rarely used because they are so enormous, not only in value, but also in its weight that we can unassumingly produce at all.
No doubt you might be one of the people who are fascinated by large numbers, and when you think about it, yes, it is something that makes you wonder. How these huge numbers came to existence if there was no need for them. Who are these mathematicians who thought that we might need these huge numbers.
Every question will bring another regardless it was answered or not, you'd be more curious to explore some more hidden facts. And probably they are not hidden but used only by specialists who could have an answer for us.
Large numbers can be used with things other than money, it can be used in counting certain data. For example imagine that you want to count the number of leaves in one forest. You will need to count the number of leaves of each tree in that forest and according to each kind of trees the number of leaves could be jump up to the sky especially in high density forests. Certainly in situations like this, you would need some large numbers with a lot of zeros my friends.
We shall talk some more soon, may be about another large number! 😲