A very, very

large integer, named after

mathematician Leo Moser.

The **moser** is most easily described via some recursively-defined notation: first, adopt the convention that an integer written inside a triangle denotes the inner number raised to its own power. For example, writing "3" inside a triangle is shorthand for 3^3 or 27. Next, we introduce a recursive rule which states that an integer **i** written inside an (n+1)-gon equals the same integer written inside **i** concentric n-gons. For example, a "3" inside a square means the same as a "3" inside 3 nested triangles, which we know is the same as "27" inside 2 nested triangles, or 27 ^27 inside a single triangle; thus a "3" in a square equals (27^27)^(27^27), an already largish number.

Call the number represented by "2" inside a pentagon (which equals a "2" inside 2 nested squares) a "mega". Then if we draw a "megagon" (a polygon with a *mega* sides) around a "2", the number so described is a "moser".

For those (undoubtedly the majority of) readers who were wondering, its last digit is a 6.