Importance: Low ✭
 Author(s): Gonshor, Harry
 Subject: Combinatorics
 Keywords: surreal numbers
 Posted by: Lukáš Lánský on: April 7th, 2012
Conjecture   Every surreal number has a unique sign expansion, i.e. function , where is some ordinal. This is the length of given sign expansion and also the birthday of the corresponding surreal number. Let us denote this length of as .

It is easy to prove that

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This is strongly conjectured to be true by Gonshor in [Gon86]. There is an easy way to prove that

## Bibliography

*[Gon86] Harry Gonshor, An Introduction to the Theory of Surreal Numbers, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1986.

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