**Definition 1:** A *googol* is the number 10^{100}, or a 1 followed by 100 zeroes.

**Definition 2:** A *googolplex* is the number 10^{googol}, or a 1 followed by a googol zeroes.

**Task 1:** Suppose you were to count from 1, 2, 3, ... up to a googol, counting a number per second. How long would this take?

**Task 2:** Suppose you were to write down the number for googolplex (i.e. 1000000.....), requiring 1 inch for every 10 zeros. How long of a strip of paper would you need?

**Search Out Some Trivia:** How was the name *googol* given to 10^{100}? It is an interesting story and gives all of us hope that a number might be named after us!