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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Wouldn't beat that Ackermann function in post #73.

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**mathgogocart****Member**- Registered: 2012-04-29
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9→9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999

999999999999999999999999→99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999

09999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999

Hey.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Still not larger. It is not as nearly as large.

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**mathgogocart****Member**- Registered: 2012-04-29
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I Believe it has....NOT STOPPED! Anons number TO THE 1,000000000000000000000 POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Okay.

My number is the largest number writable with a 100 mathematical symbols.

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**mathgogocart****Member**- Registered: 2012-04-29
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Hahahhahah

Kay.

99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 Million times anons number>

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmm. Now couldn't someone just say +1?

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**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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What is the difinition of Graham's number?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Grahams number occurs in combinatorics it is the upper bound of graph theory problem in Ramsey theory.

**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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Complicated enough

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

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

Very, very complicated. That bound is a joke.

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joke? How?

What are the layers in the definition meant to be?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

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joke? How?

What are the layers in the definition meant to be?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Because it is too large to be really useful. It shows that they have little understanding of that problem.

For instance supposing you asked how many arrangements of something there were and I said more than 6 but less than

1982738376474848849494984848484899494904023827615552627176156172772727828288282726255353 would you be happy?

That problem is from Ramsey theory and if they know little I know less than little.

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LOL

Consider an n-dimensional hypercube, and connect each pair of vertices to obtain a complete graph on 2n vertices. Then colour each of the edges of this graph either red or blue.

What is the smallest value of n for which every such colouring contains at least one single-coloured complete subgraph on 4 coplanar vertices?

Is this the problem?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I believe it is. Lots of jargon and few answers.

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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Juliania
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Well, I can't think of anything, just a little cheat.

∞

*Last edited by julianthemath (2013-03-25 13:22:52)*

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

3.141592653589793238...

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

That is not a number.

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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Juliania
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K. :graham^:graham

"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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But that doesn't make it larger than mine.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You could take a huge tower of those Graham's numbers and it would not equal yours.

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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Juliania
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"What is the square root of 2? 1.4141592653589793238" Seriously, I thought it was that. Too round?

3.141592653589793238...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Nope, if you would extend that to 150 miles long his number is still bigger.

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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Juliania
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Ugh!

graham^:inf:

*Last edited by julianthemath (2013-04-14 18:46:58)*

3.141592653589793238...

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