My number is bigger!

# Thread: My number is bigger!

1. ## My number is bigger!

This thread originates from the XKCD forums, and I've introduced it to another forum already.

Over at those forums, it's still a decently active topic, having gone on for two years strong now. It eventually went from a forum game topic to a topic that involved godlike amounts of mathematics in comparing numbers, that no mere mortal could understand. Any naive entry into the topic was shot down mercilessly with "If you can express it like that, you're ordinals of magnitude below us". And the freaky part? They were right.

The point of this thread is to create a number that is, quite simply, larger than the next person's.

The rules, in case it gets mathematical:
1. The number must be finite. Nothing like "Infinity + 1".
2. The number must be computable. So nothing like "your mom's weight in pounds", or any use of the Busy Beaver function.
3. The number must be well-defined. So nothing like "a bazillion" or "your mom's weight in pounds Troy".
4. The number must have an explicit formula. That means, nothing like "The largest value of n for which n satisfies some condition" or "TREE(7)", which I know is mind-bogglingly huge.
5. The number must not use the previous number as a base. So no "Your number + 1" kind of stuff. That's spam.

So, in the tradition of that thread, let me start with nine thousand, since in the words of gmalivuk, anything over that is fucking unimaginably huge.

9001!
HA!
TAKE THAT!

900,000.

Keep going.

4. ## Re: My number is bigger!

Well 9,000,000 beats the crap out of that!

5. ## Re: My number is bigger!

9,000,000,000

big jump
9*1015

Is that OK?

9*1016

9101622

10. ## Re: My number is bigger!

I don't think that beats out 9 to the 10th to the 16th to the 22nd (almost 8.6*103358). Then again, I'm not going to go out of my way just to count all those 9s.

Let's just go with 9*10100 million (100 million 0s after the 9) and call it a day. It's so big, the computer's calculator can't answer it (invalid input for function)

11. ## Re: My number is bigger!

Originally Posted by Yusei Fudo
I don't think that beats out 9 to the 10th to the 16th to the 22nd (almost 8.6*103358). Then again, I'm not going to go out of my way just to count all those 9s.
44,800 according to word count, making it approximately 1x1044,800

12. ## Re: My number is bigger!

Originally Posted by Meguroko
44,800 according to word count, making it approximately 1x1044,800
No, it's 9.9-repeating*1044,800 and I just blew it way out of the water.

Something else to think about: numbers are indeed infinite, but we can't ever reach that high. Now that it's hit 100 million and one digits, how much higher can we push it?

13. ## Re: My number is bigger!

9 X 10^(50^3)

Oh, 9.9 with the nine repeating equals 10. (i.e. .9 repeating equals 1)

14. ## Re: My number is bigger!

9000↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑90000

This number is unimaginably gargantuan. It is astronomically larger then any number you've even come close to seeing, and puts every number already posted in this thread to shame.

TheMissingno. does not fuck around.

15. ## Re: My number is bigger!

Originally Posted by TheMissingno.
9000↑2190000

This number is unimaginably gargantuan. It is astronomically larger then any number you've even come close to imagining, and puts every number already posted in this thread to shame.

TheMissingno. does not fuck around.
At least explain your notation. Also, your arrows are breaking the page for some strange reason.

Anyway.

I'll top that with 3↑223.

Unlike you, I do fuck around.

Originally Posted by Meguroko
1044,800 - 1, to put it more concisely
Nope, UltimateSephiroth's number is actually much bigger than any number before The Missingno.'s. You're interpreting the stacked exponents the wrong way.

9101622 is equal to 910309485009821345068724781056
is equal to 9a number with much more than 100 million and 1 digits, which in turn is equal to quite the huge-ass number. Unfortunately, the MissingNo. is right, and his number just blew all yours out of the water.

And I just blew his the same way, using smaller arguments but just one more arrow. There you go.

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