The rules (shamelessly stolen from last time):
username5243 wrote:The rules:
1. Post a number which is bigger than the previous number.
2. Each entry must define a single computable positive number.
3. You're not allowed to reference previously posted numbers directly (you can't post stuff like "the sum of all previous numbers plus one" or "double the previous number").
4. You can use any notation you want, but it must be understandable by the average math-oriented joe who has no specific background in "Big Number-ology". I know that many large-numbers enthusiasts love to create (or copy) incredibly obscure notations without explaining them properly, but this is not the place for it. Here, you should strive to be as clear as possible (Note to the experts: This does not - in any way - limit the size of the numbers you can reach. It simply means that as the game progresses, we need to be clearer with our explanations).
5. If you're "a math-oriented average joe" and an entry seems completely unintelligible to you, you may challenge it. You may not continue to submit numbers until all challenges have been resolved.
6. People are encouraged to ask questions about the numbers and notations posted.
7. Borrowing notations from other players is allowed. In this case, the "borrower" does not need to explain the notation again.
8. Don't make too big a jump. The idea is to progress gradually, so even the uninitiated could feel at home.
9. If you need a general (and rough) guideline: A good number to reach at the end of page 1 would be a million. And a good number for the end of page 2 would be a googol. Note that this is only a guideline, and not a hard limit. The only reason I've posted it is so you'll have a better idea of what I mean by "too big a jump", which is - obviously - a subjective term.
10. Since there is no hard-set "Cap" for the numbers one may post, I reserve the right to disqualify blatant overkills. I will, however, do this only in the most extreme of situations (and sincerely hope such drastic measures will never be needed).
11. All posters are either "googologists" or "everymen". A player specifies which one they are once they make their first post, and may never switch. It is the responsibility of the googologists to explain things to the everymen.
12. At least one in every ten submitted numbers must be made by an everyman. That is, if the last nine numbers were posted by googologists, a fifth number may not be posted by a googologist.
And now, I'll start nice and easy:
I am a googologist.
(Please, as soon as you are confused, CHALLENGE THE NUMBER! Don't be afraid to speak up!)