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I can see that following the rule 10^x can also be represented by 1 followed by x zeros, a googolplex can be represented by 1 followed by a googol zeros. But a googol zeros can be written out as 1 followed by 100 zeros,so why is a googolplex impossible to write out in decimal representationPlanetmathPlanetmath?

> But a googol zeros can be written out, so why is a
> googolplex impossible to write out in decimal representation?

It depends in what sense you mean "impossible". In a theoretical sense, of course one can write out a google zeros. In a practical sense, it is impossible since there isn't enough paper or ink or time available in our universe to carry out the task of writing that many zeros!

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