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How many counting numbers are there, if there is an infinite number of them why are they all finite?


Googology Wiki is a free online encyclopedia and community dedicated to numbers large and small.
But mostly large.

We're currently editing 3,146 articles.

If you're fascinated by numbers like googol and googolplex,
why not help us out?

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New to big numbers?

Googology is the mathematical study of large numbers, their properties, and their nomenclature. If you're interested in the subject, but you don't know where to start, try reading about some basic functions and ideas:

You can also view a full list of the number names on the wiki.

Check out our links page to visit other large number sites.

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GoogolNews​™

  • February 11, 2014: Here is the 3000th article!
  • January 1, 2014: Happy 2014!
  • December 12, 2013: French Googology Wiki is here.
  • December 9, 2013: Happy 5th birthday to Sbiis Saibian! Er, Sbiis Saibian's website.
  • December 6, 2013: 日本語は話せますか? Googology Wiki now has a Japanese version.
  • December 5, 2013: FIVE YEARS!
  • November 28, 2013: Please help us add information on some of the larger uncountable cardinals. (And happy Thanksgiving to our friends in the U.S.)
  • June 15 2013: Googology Wiki in Dutch was created!
  • May 8, 2013: We've just hit our 2000th article!
  • March 30, 2013: Due to their importance to large number studies, we have decided to introduce articles about Cantor's ordinals! Check them out, or better, help us build them!
  • March 19, 2013: We need your help with a new article, List of googological functions, which indexes various functions and notations using FGH.
  • January 4, 2013: The community has decided to decrease the lower bound on number articles from 100 to 0. Help us create articles for the numbers from 0 to 99!
  • December 9, 2012: One to Infinity, the e-book brainchild of Sbiis Saibian celebrates its fourth birthday!
  • December 8, 2012: Googology Wiki is now four years old! Many thanks to all the contributors who have brought this wiki to what it is today.

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We have reached 0% of our goal of 10100 articles.

Googology for everyone!

On this wiki, we all share a profound love for numbers, and we want the beauty of mathematics — and of course its endless utility! — to reach everyone worldwide. Unfortunately, many countries stricken by poverty lack resources for quality public education in math and science. This is an especially close problem to the younger members of our community; there are many kids their age who have no access to math education.

You can help bring better educational resources globally. One thing you can do is donate to Save the Children, a UK-based non-governmental charity dedicated to children's rights. In particular, they offer a gift catalog allowing you to donate a specific item to reach out and bless a faraway child or community. Click the button below to see what options you have:



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