Synthese

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  • A. R. D. Mathias
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Abstract

Bourbaki suggest that their definition of the number 1 runs to some tens of thousands of symbols. We show that that is a considerable under-estimate, the true number of symbols being that in the title, not counting 1 179 618 517 981 links between symbols that are needed to disambiguate the whole expression.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. R. D. Mathias
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad de los Andes Santa Fé de Bogotá and Humboldt–Universität zuBerlinGermany

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