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    birdeen's call is offline VIP Member
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    Default Re: google for number?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Yes, it's that big!

    The idea behind the notation is quite simple but not extremely useful in real-life situations and it's not mainstream mathematics.

    We can think of multiplication as shorthand addition. Adding a number x to itself n times is the same as multplying x by n. Exponentiation (taking powers) is shorthand multiplication in the same way. It's quite natural to think about shorthand exponentiation. It's called tetration. Shorthand tetration is pentation and this is the operation I used to write my number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    It's quite natural to think about shorthand exponentiation. It's called tetration. Shorthand tetration is pentation and this is the operation I used to write my number.
    I couldn't have put it better myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I couldn't have put it better myself.
    You're too modest

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