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

Yes, you are.

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**Dets65****Member**- Registered: 2013-05-15
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OK then ; Graham's number Factorial (Couldn't use !, look like an exclamation.)

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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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.

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**Dets65****Member**- Registered: 2013-05-15
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Ok then, Graham's number ^ graham's number Graham's number ^ graham's number times

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Nope, Ackermann's Function with Graham numbers is bigger than any tower power.

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**Dets65****Member**- Registered: 2013-05-15
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Have we reached the limit???????

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Nope, we could very unimaginatively say +1 as long as we like.

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**Dets65****Member**- Registered: 2013-05-15
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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.)

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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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.

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**Mathegocart****Member**- Registered: 2012-04-29
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90000000000000000000000000000000000000000000^1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

P.S.Yeah

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Oooh, that is a teeny, tiny one. But maybe it will grow if we water it.

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**Mathegocart****Member**- Registered: 2012-04-29
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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.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes it is bigger than the universe but it is teeny, tiny and teensy next to the Ackermann Function.

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**Mathegocart****Member**- Registered: 2012-04-29
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sadly,the Ackermann Function ate my number!!

P.S.what is the ackermann function,simply

?

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

The simplest is

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**philandy****Member**- Registered: 2013-06-10
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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).

*Last edited by philandy (2013-06-11 05:22:48)*

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