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[Necro] What would you do with one googol dollars?

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Posted Sep 24, '11 at 9:47am

Listomania13

Listomania13

9 posts

a google is one followed by 100 zeros. My question is, what would you do if you had one google dollars?

 

Posted Sep 24, '11 at 10:19am

HahiHa

HahiHa

5,046 posts

Knight

Google's a compagny. What you mean is  googol.

I'd buy a house and various other practical things, and live off of the interests of the rest.

 

Posted Sep 24, '11 at 10:48am

Sarthra21

Sarthra21

972 posts

I'd bail out the American deficit, and still have some left over.

 

Posted Sep 24, '11 at 11:19am

divy1324

divy1324

267 posts

Donate 3/4 of it cause im only 13! The rest id save it for when im an adult

 

Posted Sep 24, '11 at 11:33am

Keyara

Keyara

358 posts

I'd bail out the American deficit, and still have some left over.

Exactly. With the remaining money, I would by a house, a car, some cats, a german shepherd, a cow and, a chicken. Then, I would invest some of it and donate some. All still with enough left live off the interest.

 

Posted Sep 24, '11 at 11:55am

GhostOfMatrix

GhostOfMatrix

11,693 posts

Knight

I don't need all of that, so I'd donate a chunk of it to charities, to fixing stuff in several states, the American deficit like mentioned above, then see how much I have left. If I still have a lot left, then I'd get a new house and a whole bunch of other things. Probably purchase some nice apartment buildings and invest in things.

 

Posted Sep 24, '11 at 12:33pm

Patrick2011

Patrick2011

3,583 posts

This is what a googol looks like:

10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

America's debt is about 14 trillion, which looks like this:

14,000,000,000,000

I could therefore pay off the debt about this many times:

700,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

Even if I paid off the debt that many times, I would still have this much money:

20,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

In scientific notation, that would be 2x10^97. With that much money, I could then buy every single home in the world. Assuming that there are 4 billion such homes and the average price was 1 million dollars, the cost would be as follows:

4,000,000,000,000,000

That is also known as 4 quadrillion. I could then buy all buildings that aren't homes in the world. For the sake of this post, there are 10 billion such buildings with an average cost of 10 million. The cost would therefore be 100 quadrillion. Adding that to 4 quadrillion would make it this much:

104,000,000,000,000,000

I could repeat the home and building buying process this many times:

190,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

Even if I did that, I would still have this much money left over:

240,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

In scientific notation, that would be 2.4x10^95.

That just shows you how much a googol is.

 

Posted Sep 24, '11 at 12:36pm

idontsuckthatmuch

idontsuckthatmuch

1,728 posts

Bail out the American deficit? Heck, you could bail out the whole world with one googol dollars!

After doing so, I'd probably go buy myself some nice things, after helping the world.

 

Posted Sep 24, '11 at 12:48pm

partydevil

partydevil

5,097 posts

googol is a made up word.

a 1 whit 100 zero's is called "ten duotrigintillion"

 

Posted Sep 24, '11 at 12:53pm

Patrick2011

Patrick2011

3,583 posts

googol is a made up word.

a 1 whit 100 zero's is called "ten duotrigintillion"

Except "duotrigintillion" is hard to say, so a 1 with 10 zeroes is called a googol. A 1 with a googol zeroes is a googolplex.