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I got a number which is nearly impossible to compute, but is still a number:

4(↑^(4↑4))4

using

Knuth's up-arrow notation
Can you even put that in the calculator?

No, but you didn't specify that I had to be able to

technically you can get any number in this game by just using (4+4+4+...)/4.

or you can just add 4/4 for the number specified. and then use +4, *4, and ^4 for time.

even though this topic is old, I felt like posting this.

**CHill wrote:**

technically you can get any number in this game by just using (4+4+4+...)/4.

or you can just add 4/4 for the number specified. and then use +4, *4, and ^4 for time.

even though this topic is old, I felt like posting this.

Again, rather long time to be posting this, but the challenge is to get as high of a number by only using 4 4's, but an infinite number of fours
There are many ways to use the TI-83+ commands to get any natural number from four fours. First note that 0 = "4+4+4=4". If the only restriction is that in the original program, adding one can be done with "+pi/pi". If we allow only the four 4s as numerical values, then adding one can be done using the following identity:

(cosh x)^2 = 1 + (sinh x)^2 => y + 1 = cosh(asinh(sqrt(y)))^2

N = cosh(asinh(cosh(asinh(...asinh(sqrt(4+4+4=4))...))))^2 where there are N copies.

If we also disallow squaring, we can construct 0 as "4+4=4" and use "^sqrt(4)". In practice, this will run into memory limits (I'm also not sure if a >9999 char string can be used with expr()). Precision errors should not be a problem for N<10^10 or so; they can be fixed with round( and are not as bad as in

this solution.

I would guess that every positive integer less than 10^12 is the exact result of some TI-BASIC expression less than about 100 or 200 characters long involving only four fours as constants.

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