# How do you simplify 52!?

Jun 24, 2018

Depends on what you mean by "simplify"

#### Explanation:

What do you mean by "simplify"?

You can only apply the definition of factorial, I'd say: the factorial is a function that, given a number, returns the multiplication of that number and all the ones before, up to $1$. So, for example,

5! = 5\times4\times3\times2

(the last multiplication times $1$ is irrelevant)

So, you have

52! = 52\times51\times50\times...\times3\times2

I wouldn't recommend to look for the exact value of this expression, since it is quite big, it has $67$ digits! See here.