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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Sorry,the LaTeX didn't show,so I didn't see your response earlier. It is quite a large number comparing to 1. It is I think around (((3!)!)!)! times greater than 1.

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**circlemaker****Member**- Registered: 2011-04-03
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The biggest number is outside of our awareness. I would say it's the "awareness barrier" itself, or at least in the middle of it (if it could be measured).

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hi circlemaker

The point of this thread is not finding the biggest numbere there is, which you may know, doesn't exist.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Have you heard of transfinite numbers or mathematics?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Of course. But we cannot calculate those numbers in a billion of year let alone half a year or a year.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I do not want to spoil your thread with cross talk but they can be computed. See the lecture by Doron Zeilberger. There is a largest number!

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

anonimnystefy wrote:

The point of this thread is not finding the biggest numbere there is

Correct! I will moderate to keep it on track from here.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**mathgogocart****Member**- Registered: 2012-04-29
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60^60^67^890

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**noelevans****Member**- Registered: 2012-07-20
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So let's see if we can post a bigger one; XXXX

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Wow! That's a BIG one!

Could LaTex himself even post as BIG a one?

Writing "pretty" math (two dimensional) is easier to read and grasp than LaTex (one dimensional).

LaTex is like painting on many strips of paper and then stacking them to see what picture they make.

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**mathgogocart****Member**- Registered: 2012-04-29
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Thats not a number..... 900!*900!

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**noelevans****Member**- Registered: 2012-07-20
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Hi!

Of course 1 is a number. Aren't most people looking out for #1? That's the most mathematics

that many people want to get involved with. But then again maybe they just haven't found it yet

so they don't think it exists!

Writing "pretty" math (two dimensional) is easier to read and grasp than LaTex (one dimensional).

LaTex is like painting on many strips of paper and then stacking them to see what picture they make.

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**mathgogocart****Member**- Registered: 2012-04-29
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1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000008*100000000000000000000000000000000

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hi noelevans

There are bigger numbers than that in here.

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**mathgogocart****Member**- Registered: 2012-04-29
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123!*1528100000000010010101

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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Juliania
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9.9999999999999999999999999999e+99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999

"What is the square root of 2? 1.4141592653589793238" Seriously, I thought it was that. Too round?

3.141592653589793238...

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**mathgogocart****Member**- Registered: 2012-04-29
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9000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000!*8907987876764555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555.

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**noelevans****Member**- Registered: 2012-07-20
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(3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)^(3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

where 3!! means (3!)!, 3!!! means ((3!)!)! etc.

Note that (2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)^(2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) = 4 so

there is a bit of a leap from using 2 to using 3 in these expressions.

Writing "pretty" math (two dimensional) is easier to read and grasp than LaTex (one dimensional).

LaTex is like painting on many strips of paper and then stacking them to see what picture they make.

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**mathgogocart****Member**- Registered: 2012-04-29
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1000000000000000000000!*12812265731127312371263127370123612381297312803671287126087211897238712731

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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Juliania
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Graham's number

"What is the square root of 2? 1.4141592653589793238" Seriously, I thought it was that. Too round?

3.141592653589793238...

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Let's do my old trick.

, where G is the Graham's number.Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

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**mathgogocart****Member**- Registered: 2012-04-29
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Gramhams Number+666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666667777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777777

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hi mathgogocart

That is not large enough.

And what is that Gramham number?

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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Juliania
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Maybe misspelling.

"What is the square root of 2? 1.4141592653589793238" Seriously, I thought it was that. Too round?

3.141592653589793238...

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**Dets65****Member**- Registered: 2013-05-15
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Are we allowed to use exponents and power?

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