The Biggest NumberDate: 8/7/96 at 22:1:38 From: nu0607gt Subject: The Biggest Number Dear Dr. Math, What is the highest number we know of? Date: 8/8/96 at 13:57:16 From: Doctor Leigh Subject: Re: The Biggest Number There is no highest number. Think about it, if you say that 1 followed by a million zeros is the highest number, I can always tell you to add 1 to that. This leaves us with no highest number. Computers may put a limit on the highest number they can use, but that is only because computers need more memory to store higher numbers, and there is a limit to how much memory a computer has. But you do not have a memory limit, so there is no highest number. -Doctor Leigh, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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