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#165794 - 02/07/07 10:04 AM Large numbers revisited
dalehileman Offline
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While we've discussed this before, in an attempt to explain to a group of Christians a connection between the terms "omnipotent" and "forever" I am trying to express how many serial universes She might already have created

I seek the most economical way to write an unimaginably large number. For example, how would one write the sum of one centillion (ten to the 303'd) factorial, factorialed that many times over again, etc

Thanks to anyone with a bent for mathematical curiosities
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#165795 - 02/07/07 11:17 AM Re: Large numbers revisited
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I'm not sure I understand the problem correctly.

((10^303)!) ^ ((10^303)!)

If you write it by hand or with MathType(c), for example, you can get away without the carets and the parens.

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#165796 - 02/07/07 11:28 AM Re: Large numbers revisited
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yes we have discussed this before; as a general rule we are polite here, and as in most polite society, we don't discuss religion or politics.

but then you are old and senile (or perhaps old and stupid, or old and rude) and you keep forgetting that. but somehow you are not so old or senile that you forget to bring up topics 'brought up here before' -again and again.

hmm. maybe you're just a troll.
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#165797 - 02/07/07 12:36 PM Re: Large numbers revisited
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Most of my dieties prefer to create parallel universes rather than serial ones... takes at least Aleph-null fewer eternities.

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#165798 - 02/07/07 02:27 PM Re: Large numbers revisited
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"the sum of one centillion (ten to the 303'd) factorial, factorialed that many times over again, etc"

My last answer is wrong. That 'sum' thing is throwing me off. Regardless my last answer is wrong.

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#165799 - 02/07/07 02:31 PM Re: Large numbers revisited
dalehileman Offline
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Helen: Thank you for sharing that with your friends, however many that might be
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#165800 - 02/07/07 04:51 PM Re: Large numbers revisited
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Quote:

Most of my dieties prefer to create parallel universes rather than serial ones... takes at least Aleph-null fewer eternities.




Were they calorie counting?
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#165801 - 02/07/07 05:03 PM Re: Large numbers revisited
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hopefully low-sugar serial.
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#165802 - 02/07/07 05:05 PM Re: Large numbers revisited
dalehileman Offline
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Fal yes thank you, that was the sort of expr I was looking for. Now can anyone suggest a much bigger number but using even fewer characters
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#165803 - 02/07/07 05:32 PM Re: Large numbers revisited
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wouldn't it be a lot simpler to just use "googleplex"?

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