gives the maximum arbitraryprecision number that can be represented on a particular computer system.



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Basic Examples  (2)

The maximum number representable on this computer system:

Larger numbers yield overflows:

Properties & Relations  (3)

$MaxNumber has the maximal possible exponent and all significant bits set to 1:

$MaxNumber×$MinNumber is approximately 1:

$MaxNumber is not a machine number:

It does have precision equivalent to that of machine numbers:

Introduced in 1996