## Friday, July 14, 2006

### Largest Number

What's the largest number you can make with just two digits?

Or, What's the smallest?

1. I would say the alrgest is 9E9...that's two digits (plus one letter) and is 9 billion.

Along the same lines, smallest would be 1E-9...one billionth. (Unless you want to include negative numbers, in which case it would be -9E-9, negative nine billion)

2. rather it would be -9E9 for negative nine billion...

3. In that case, you could just use 9T (T for terra)

4. I was avoiding letters, so I came up with 9^9 = 387,420,489. You can go negative for the smallest number (I was thinking closest to zero, rather than negative).

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