The greatest natural number is not present and can not be. Mathematicians at that rate it is said that the natural series of numbers are infinite. It is written so even in Wikipedia.

Let us understand, why takes place so. We will assume, we thought of the greatest natural number. For simplicity we will take the natural number of "Googol" is unit with one hundred zeros, ten in a hundredth degree.

Yes, yes, not surprised, the steepest searching machine of the Internet Google is named after the number of Googol! It and not surprisingly, in fact created a searching machine in distant, distant 1998 to the year two students Larry Page and Sergey Brin. You present, 12 (twelve!) years back there was not Google! How did people the Internet use?! But we were a bit distracted...

And so, we consider that the greatest natural number is a number of Googol. That us does interfere with to finish writing to this greatest number another, one hundred first, zero? We take a pen in hands, we look around on parties, that nobody saw, and we finish writing zero. Our greatest natural number increased tenfold and became yet more! Wow! We finish writing yet zero, and then yet, and yet... Through time, writing zeros already nowhere, and they (zeros) all do not end in any way. We reach the next piece of wallpapers, prepared for repair of antechamber, and we keep writing. On the middle of roll paste is closed, and the greatest natural number we so not wrote. If to buy up all ball-point pens in a booth and all wallpapers in a building shop, it how many zeros is it possible to finish writing? Will this be the greatest natural number? No, building магизинов with wallpapers very much, it is possible yet to write and write... Amusing, certainly, to spend right through life and all dad money on scribble of one number, but there are entertainments much more interesting.

Let now we will look at the problem of the greatest natural number on the other hand. If a child is able to consider only to five, then for such child pentad will be the greatest in the world number. But we know that well, that is yet very much many numbers which more pentad. Simply we know mathematics much better than child. In course of time a child will laugh at the "greatest in the world number".

There are no grounds to disbelieve mathematicians, to asserting, that the series of natural numbers are infinite and the greatest natural number can not be.

I tried to find the construction of the greatest number, but omniscient Wikipedia is quiet even on that score, and a search on the Internet is given out by different garbage. Therefore I present the own variant of the GREATEST NUMBER IN THE WORLD. It will look as endlessness in a degree endlessness, in a degree endlessness, in a degree endlessness... and so for ever and ever. Instead of mark of endlessness can put any natural number, except unit. What a greater number you will put, the steeper there will be flight to unattainable.

**∞**^{∞∞∞···∞···}

Here it and there is the GREATEST NUMBER IN MATHEMATICS, more precisely, his mathematical construction. If someone knows from erudites, how this is named, write in comments, with pleasure I will correct the name. Not forget to give reference to the information generator. Similar principle of search of the greatest number is much more effective than dull finishing writing of zeros.

By the way, little numbers at which small zeros grew quite have the famous enough names own. Glance on a page "Unit and twenty one zero", if want to become acquainted with them closer. Every blonde is under an obligation to know, what a millionaire differs from a multimillionaire. Otherwise as will you choose to itself a husband?