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      CommentAuthorTheDudeFromCI (Advanced Member)
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2015 edited
     
    Alright, rules are as follows:

    Name the largest rational number you can, in under 15 characters. (Not counting commas, or spaces.)
    Your number must be larger in value then the previous comment.
    Equation Symbols are allows. I.e. */+-^() etc. (These also count as characters!)
    No "Variables". (Such as BiosNumber, X, or Graham's Number, etc)
    (Note: This does not count things such as Binary, Octal, or a Dozonal. Those are allowed.)

    And as always, last comment, wins. ^^-----------------
    Orange is my favorite number.
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      CommentAuthorTheDudeFromCI (Advanced Member)
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2015
     
    1-----------------
    Orange is my favorite number.
    • CommentAuthorpuzzle geek (Advanced Member)
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2015 edited
     
    9^9999999999999

    That, I believe, is the largest possible number.
    No other iteration of that number will make a higher number that I am aware of.
    I even used wolfram alpha to check the various possibilities.-----------------
    puzzled
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      CommentAuthorBioManiac R2 (Moderator)
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2015
     
    I'm going to one- up puzzle with:

    99999999999999!

    puzzle's number is equivalent to:

    10^(10^12.97965875953339)

    ie: 9542425094393 decimal digits
    ~~ 9.54243×10^12 decimal digits

    my number is equivalent to:

    10^(10^15.13244238524458)

    ie: 24999999999984 trailing zeros.

    I win so far :)

    although I can think of ways of trying to improve it, but I'll wait to see if someone one-up's me first :P
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      CommentAuthorBioManiac R2 (Moderator)
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2015 edited
     
    .... i think I crashed Wolfram Alpha with only 8 characters...anybody have suggestions for another way to calculate these sums?
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      CommentAuthorTheDudeFromCI (Advanced Member)
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2015
     
    9^9^9^9^9^9^9^9

    I think this might be bigger. Idk how to test it.-----------------
    Orange is my favorite number.
    • CommentAuthorpuzzle geek (Advanced Member)
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2015
     
    Yours is infact smaller TheDude. Also, what does the ! mark mean in your number bio?-----------------
    puzzled
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      CommentAuthorTheDudeFromCI (Advanced Member)
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2015
     
    Factorial.

    Ie.

    4!
    Means 4*3*2*1

    And 10!
    Means 10*9*8*7*6*5*4*3*2*1

    And so on.



    Oh! I just thought of how I can stomp Bio's number! xD
    9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!-----------------
    Orange is my favorite number.
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      CommentAuthorMathdude314 (Advanced Member)
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2015 edited
     
    9<<(9<<(9<<9))


    EDIT: New challenge! Instead of just 15, let's have brackets, so you can submit entries with 10, 15, 20, 30 characters.

    10: 9<<(9<<9!)
    15: 9<<(9<<(9<<9!))
    20: 9<<(9<<(9<<(9<<9!))) or 9!<<(9!<<(9!<<9!))
    30: max{x∈Z: R(x, 30)} - 1 (here, R = representable in 30 characters)-----------------
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      CommentAuthorTheDudeFromCI (Advanced Member)
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2015
     
    9<<9 = 4608, not that big. :P

    9<<(9<<999999) Would be bigger. But I'm not sure if it's bigger then mine.-----------------
    Orange is my favorite number.
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      CommentAuthorBioManiac R2 (Moderator)
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2015
     
    thedude wins. that was my backup plan. im 9!!!!!!!!!!!!!! / (9!!!!!!!!!!!!!! + 1) *100 % sure of it.
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      CommentAuthorTheDudeFromCI (Advanced Member)
    • CommentTimeOct 24th 2015
     
    Lol, there's still higher numbers. xD
    For example, I never said the numbers had to be decimal. ^^-----------------
    Orange is my favorite number.
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      CommentAuthorTheDudeFromCI (Advanced Member)
    • CommentTimeOct 24th 2015
     
    GrahamsNumber!!

    Now I win. :3 (15 characters, noobs.)-----------------
    Orange is my favorite number.
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      CommentAuthorBioManiac R2 (Moderator)
    • CommentTimeOct 24th 2015
     
    ... you were already winning tho...
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      CommentAuthorTheDudeFromCI (Advanced Member)
    • CommentTimeOct 24th 2015
     
    Shhh... They don't know that...-----------------
    Orange is my favorite number.
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      CommentAuthorBioManiac R2 (Moderator)
    • CommentTimeOct 24th 2015
     
    I feel it should be a rule that your number should be determinate... so unless you plan to calculate what Graham's Number is, I don't think it should count.

    Otherwise I win with this:

    BiosNumber!!!!!
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      CommentAuthorTheDudeFromCI (Advanced Member)
    • CommentTimeOct 24th 2015
     
    Lol. xD Fine. I'll just keep with my 9!!!... Answer. :P
    (Which can still be beaten. :P)-----------------
    Orange is my favorite number.
    • CommentAuthorpuzzle geek (Advanced Member)
    • CommentTimeOct 24th 2015
     
    I am apparently too undereducated in the world of math...
    AHA!

    My value is....
    Drumroll please.....


    X


    X is whatever number it wants to be so therefore it is higher than all your numbers combined!-----------------
    puzzled
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      CommentAuthorTheDudeFromCI (Advanced Member)
    • CommentTimeOct 24th 2015
     
    Lol. xD

    Then I could use
    X+1
    For whatever number you want X to be.-----------------
    Orange is my favorite number.
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    googol^googol-----------------
    She looked like she had never seen anything
    quite so horrible
    in all her life
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      CommentAuthorBioManiac R2 (Moderator)
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2015
     
    @Math, X is not a number, it is a variable... doing that is similar to what I did when I said "BiosNumber" we're just making up a number and a name and saying "I win", which I think isn't fair.



    To the dude's dismay, I have found a flaw in his 9!!!!!!!!!!!!!! submission, that is, the equation '!!" is a DIFFERENT equation than "!" and it results in a smaller value than the single "!"

    try it yourself on wolfram 9! or 9!!: or visit this page to see a comparison: http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i...

    to get around this, I simply separated the "!" with a space, and since in the first post it says spaces don't count ;D it's totally fair to do, I present:

    9! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    which results in a number much higher than 9!!!!!!!!!!!!!! = 9!! !! !! !! !! !! !!

    [takes a bow]

    thank you all for reading :)

    so uhm, wolfram doesn't even want to compute the number of digits of this number, so I don't really know how big it is...

    but I checked 9! ! ! and it was already: 2.993960567614282×10^1859939 decimal digits

    so the digit length must just be off the chart...
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      CommentAuthorVanderwaal
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2015
     
    9↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑9

    To explain what ↑ is, let's fist talk about exponents.
    2 ↑ 3 = 2*2*2
    2 ↑↑ 3 = 2^(2^2)
    2 ↑↑↑ 3 = 2 ↑↑ 2 ↑↑ 2 or 2 ↑↑ 16 or 2^(2^(2^(2^(2^(2^(2^(2^(2^(2^(2^(2^(2^(2^(2^2))))))))))))))
    2 ↑↑↑↑ 3 = 2 ↑↑↑ 2 ↑↑↑ 2

    I think you start to see the pattern.
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      CommentAuthorTheDudeFromCI (Advanced Member)
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2015 edited
     
    "The notation a ↑^n b is commonly used to denote a ↑↑... ↑ b with n arrows." -Wikipedia

    (url)-----------------
    Orange is my favorite number.
    • CommentAuthorpuzzle geek (Advanced Member)
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2015
     
    dang it, what's the alt code for infinity....
    XD-----------------
    puzzled
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      CommentAuthorMathdude314 (Advanced Member)
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2015
     
    9 ^(9 ^(9 ^ 9) 9) 9
    Can't superscript.-----------------
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      CommentAuthorBioManiac R2 (Moderator)
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2015
     
    oh... we're allowed to use those arrows? I feel as if this post is almost being lost in the inability to know what is cheating or not...
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      CommentAuthorTheDudeFromCI (Advanced Member)
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2015
     
    The rules only count characters. Nowhere in the rules does it state about super/sub scripts.
    (Oh, also I'm adding a rule in for no "Variables". (Such as BiosNumber, X, or Grahams Number.")-----------------
    Orange is my favorite number.
    • CommentAuthorpuzzle geek (Advanced Member)
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2015
     
    I don't even know 90% of these math symbols XO-----------------
    puzzled
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      CommentAuthorTheDudeFromCI (Advanced Member)
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2015
     
    Lol, just go with it, Puzzle. xD xD xD-----------------
    Orange is my favorite number.
    • CommentAuthorpuzzle geek (Advanced Member)
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2015
     
    you said it had to be defined?
    {XeR|X>X-1}
    :P-----------------
    puzzled
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      CommentAuthorTheDudeFromCI (Advanced Member)
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2015
     
    What the heck does that even mean?-----------------
    Orange is my favorite number.
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      CommentAuthorBioManiac R2 (Moderator)
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2015 edited
     
    its a domain... sorta... don't you what that is Dude? That's like, grade 9 math to me xD

    it reads: X is an element of R (real numbers) such that X is greater than X - 1 (uhm,.... duh)

    usually domains mark the lowest and highest value, eg: {XeR | -INF < X < INF }
    • CommentAuthorpuzzle geek (Advanced Member)
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2015
     
    I'm grasping at straws here, give me a break!

    And that was tenth grade math for me Mr!
    And we're still talking about it a little in 11th grade with quadratic equations (it sounds so fancy XD).-----------------
    puzzled
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      CommentAuthorBioManiac R2 (Moderator)
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2015 edited
     
    9th, 10th, close enough xD it was all still like 8+ years ago... god i'm old...

    wasn't quadratics grade 10? for me it was:

    9: y=mx+b
    10: y = ax^2 + bx + c and trig
    11: everything else, ie: 1/x, 1/x^2, 2^x, etc
    12: vectors and derivation

    1st year uni: summations and integration
    2nd year uni: living hell.
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      CommentAuthorTheDudeFromCI (Advanced Member)
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2015
     
    Still have no idea what it is. >.>
    Is it that thing that's like: [-5,4)
    "All numbers between -5 (Inclusive) and 4 (exclusive)."

    [2, 3]
    "All numbers between 2 (Inclusive) and 3 (Inclusive)."-----------------
    Orange is my favorite number.
    • CommentAuthorpuzzle geek (Advanced Member)
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2015
     
    Yeah, looks like our high school math is different in terms of ordering, bio.
    We did trig in grade 10 and we did some this year in grade 11 too.
    idk, but theres the grade 10 math, the grade 11 pre calc, grade 12 pre calc, and grade 12 calculus. Its done differently everywhere.

    And your not that old bio... :)-----------------
    puzzled
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      CommentAuthorTheDudeFromCI (Advanced Member)
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2015
     
    For me it was:

    9th Grade = Algebra 1-2
    10th Grade = Geometry 1-2 (And trig and such.)
    11th Grade = Algebra 3-4
    12th Grade = College Algebra 1-2-----------------
    Orange is my favorite number.
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      CommentAuthorBioManiac R2 (Moderator)
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2015
     
    @TheDude, maybe it's just me, but "algebra 1-2, 3-4" means nothing to me...
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      CommentAuthorTheDudeFromCI (Advanced Member)
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2015
     
    I don't know what they call it anywhere else, but that's what they call it here. It's basically a bunch of random mic Algreba topics that don't really connect to each other in any way.-----------------
    Orange is my favorite number.
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      CommentAuthorMathdude314 (Advanced Member)
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2015
     
    I'm pretty sure I win with:
    G(G(G(G(64)))!
    Now I'm using the well-known sequence G that constructs Graham's Number (G(0) = 4, G(n+1) = 3 ^...^ 3 with G(n) arrows). It's not a variable, it's a sequence. I use function notation as CIF doesn't support subscripts.

    I'm not sure if this is better or not:
    A(G(64),G(64))!
    Where A is Ackermann's function.

    Though I believe someone will drop the TREE(3) bomb on me...-----------------
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      CommentAuthorTheDudeFromCI (Advanced Member)
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2015
     
    Well, for whichever one is bigger, then.

    G(G(G(G(99)))!

    A(G(99),G(99))!-----------------
    Orange is my favorite number.
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      CommentAuthorMathdude314 (Advanced Member)
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2015
     
    Fine. tree(tree(Z))²!, where Z is base 36, a.k.a. decimal 35.-----------------
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      CommentAuthorTheDudeFromCI (Advanced Member)
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2015
     
    tree(tree(Z))³!

    Boom.-----------------
    Orange is my favorite number.
    • CommentAuthorpuzzle geek (Advanced Member)
    • CommentTimeOct 27th 2015
     
    What about...
    Hmmm...

    ((P!)^(P!))^999

    Where P is the formula I made.
    No, it's not something I just made up, its a "well" documented (8 pages) formula a made on my own.
    X=A(((((n-D)/B)^e)+((n-D)/B))/2)+C (Two extra sets of brackets added for forum clarification.)

    Lel this doesn't work probably, but I just felt like throwing in another formula into the mix for the heck of it XD-----------------
    puzzled
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      CommentAuthorBioManiac R2 (Moderator)
    • CommentTimeOct 27th 2015
     
    ^ I agree with puzzle. I've kinda given up on this since it became who could find the most ridiculous formula/number that has a name or notation under 15 characters...

    maybe you find it fun, but words and names are endless, and therefore so are the abbreviations you can make for them, so this could go on forever as more massive numbers are given names...

    so I might as well just say BiosNumber ie, B(x) and define a massive massive massive number myself... who's to say I won't be a famous mathematician and BiosNumber is legit in 3 years?
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      CommentAuthorTheDudeFromCI (Advanced Member)
    • CommentTimeOct 27th 2015
     
    T_T
    Fine so what does everyone suggest? And if the game is decided to be finished, who is the person who won?-----------------
    Orange is my favorite number.
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      CommentAuthorBioManiac R2 (Moderator)
    • CommentTimeOct 27th 2015
     
    oh, i'm just saying I don't like the names, but you're free to keep going with anyone else.
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      CommentAuthorMathdude314 (Advanced Member)
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2015 edited
     
    I guess this could end at the 50th comment... after people delete all their whispers and TheDude deletes his "1" comment...

    After looking at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedm... I decide to crush TREE(3) with...
    SSCG(SSCG(Z))^Z!
    Unfortunately I can't do a proper superscript, so view the ^Z as one character. I believe this cannot be beat with the character limit.


    EDIT: Old Design I Found!
    I wanted to hide it as best I could.
    The first person to find it wins a prize...
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    • CommentAuthorpuzzle geek (Advanced Member)
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2015
     
    sure.... lets go with that...-----------------
    puzzled
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    how about...


    10^(10^100)-----------------
    She looked like she had never seen anything
    quite so horrible
    in all her life