@TriangleTesticles, I mean... if we are getting technical, that's only all REAL numbers. Are we not counting algebraic and imaginary numbers? I believe complex numbers would encompass ALL possible numbers. I don't know how to get that symbol to show though..
@FoodEatsI, I believe all numbers are imaginary
So. In order to get to the highest possible number, we must first realize that there are different magnitudes of infinity. To see this, begin counting integers starting from 0. 1, 2, 3... so on to infinity. That is countably infinite. Now, count every Real Number starting from 0. ...but where do we go from there? The numbers between 0 and 1 are also infinite. Any number we try to start from would have a smaller number we skipped. This is uncountably infinite. The uncountably infinite set is larger than the countable one, as it contains the entire countable set, and then more numbers.
Now if we take every possible number, positive, negative, real, and complex, and put them together into one line, we get an infinity called "Aleph Null" (AN is the abbreviation I will use). But we can get bigger than even AN.
If we take sets of numbers and group them, like all numbers divisible by seven, and all numbers except 12, and then do that an infinite number of times.
@Lysander99, that gives us AN^AN. And we can continue grabbing sets of sets, and sets of sets of sets, until we have an infinite series of sets of infinite sets of numbers of infinite sets of etc, giving us the largest conceivable number we've ever arrived at: Omega.
@Lysander99, you my good sir, have done your homework, I feel smarter already. My head hurts a little though. Cheers to you! 🍺
@AndorraBall, how’d you find that, I was looking for it in another reply XD
@Duncan5769, whenever it comes to things like that just Google it and you can copy and paste it into any text box. I do it all the time
Yeah what about omega?
@VibratingButtChomper, what does a letter have to do with numbers? Lol
@CyrusBranford, largest conceivable theoretical number we have come up with. Good description of it above. Its just a name for it, it's not the same as the omega symbol
Except there are numbers higher than infinity, and lower than negative infinity. For example, ♾ to the power of ♾ is now infinitely larger. And you can keep plopping powers of infinity on top of powers of infinity all day long
@Duncan5769, that just sounds like infinity but with more steps
@Awc123awc, he a little confused but he got the spirit
@Awc123awc, not true, because infinity to the power of infinity is a larger number, so they are wholly different. It’s a thing we can use in mathematics too, I don’t have the symbols on my keypad to show it, but basically you have ♾ 0, ♾ 1, ♾ 2, etc... and each is infinitely larger than the last
@Duncan5769, No, they are both the same size since they both approach infinity. Infinity to the infinite power does approach infinity faster, but in the end they both continue on forever and are worth the same
@K1l, again we have actual mathematical symbols to represent values greater than infinity, AndorraBall actually someone managed to post it. If you have a machine that printed out an infinite amount of paper that said A or B, and A prints 99% of the time, while B prints 1%. Despite the fact that there’s infinite amount of paper A and B, there’s still more Paper A
@Duncan5769, i knew that there were differently valued infinities but had no idea there was even a symbol such as that. I dont know why i would as im no mathmetist, but my point still stands
@Duncan5769, sorry to tell you this but infinity is not a number it’s a concept so long as there is a number you can always add one
@eleven, yes no number we can name can even approach infinity, but saying you have all values between - ♾ and ♾ when
♾ 1 is greater than ♾ then the equation isn’t true
I hate to be that guy (as others have been before me), but those aren’t even all the numbers... *queue nam flashbacks from upper level math in college*
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