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## #76 2013-05-15 23:47:54

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### Re: The biggest number?

Hi;

Yes, you are.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #77 2013-05-16 02:26:36

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### Re: The biggest number?

OK then ; Graham's number Factorial (Couldn't use !, look like an exclamation.)

## #78 2013-05-16 02:30:52

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### Re: The biggest number?

I think you are trying to beat the current champ post #71. Which looks like an Ackermann function.
Your number does not even touch it.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #79 2013-05-16 03:06:27

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### Re: The biggest number?

Ok then, Graham's number ^ graham's number Graham's number ^ graham's number times

## #80 2013-05-16 03:08:53

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### Re: The biggest number?

Nope, Ackermann's Function with Graham numbers is bigger than any tower power.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #81 2013-05-16 07:17:34

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### Re: The biggest number?

Have we reached the limit???????

## #82 2013-05-16 07:45:11

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### Re: The biggest number?

Nope, we could very unimaginatively say +1 as long as we like.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #83 2013-05-16 08:23:13

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### Re: The biggest number?

I know, but we can't really name anything now except for Graham's number (and that's been taken for a long time)
and power towers don't even work. Would exponents or something (don't really matter how complex it is) work? (And I agree, I don't want to just add 1 infinite times.)

## #84 2013-05-16 08:37:11

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### Re: The biggest number?

A power tower is a bunch of exponents.As far as I. know the Ackermann function is the biggest.
For instance for the 3rd Ackermann number we have.

And that is only the third one.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #85 2013-05-17 08:33:12

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### Re: The biggest number?

90000000000000000000000000000000000000000000^1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
P.S.Yeah

Hey.

## #86 2013-05-17 09:54:10

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Oooh, that is a teeny, tiny one. But maybe it will grow if we water it.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #87 2013-05-19 22:16:51

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### Re: The biggest number?

#### bobbym wrote:

Oooh, that is a teeny, tiny one. But maybe it will grow if we water it.

Yes,it will grow so big that it is bigger than the universe.

Hey.

## #88 2013-05-19 22:19:43

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### Re: The biggest number?

Yes it is bigger than the universe but it is teeny, tiny and teensy next to the Ackermann Function.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #89 2013-05-19 22:22:06

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### Re: The biggest number?

sadly,the Ackermann Function ate my number!!
P.S.what is the ackermann function,simply
?

Hey.

## #90 2013-05-19 22:32:02

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### Re: The biggest number?

Hi mathgogocart;

The simplest is

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #91 2013-06-11 18:02:13

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### Re: The biggest number?

I'll bite and hope I lose! Okay, first all my variables will be 999e999 or 999*10^999. Graham's number is actually a function so I think we should build them ourselves rather than relying on others to do it.

Hyperoperation a for a and a (wiki has a good article).

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