A Very Large Number Indeed.

by J. H. Spencer


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Possible answers to the problem: Describe in normal-sized writing on a 3 x 5 card as large an integer K as you can, excluding logically paradoxical definitions such as "K = 1 + the largest integer describable on a 3 x 5 card." All reasonably standard mathematical conventions are allowable, as long as K is well defined and there is a well-defined way of determining K. 5 pp. (MW)

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