There is a math way but it is a bit complicated if you have never seen it before.
Are you interested?
Yes it would interest me, but realistically I will have very little use for the knowledge, so I won't take any more of your time.
that's massive^massive. 10 or more years ago I went after the front digit of that number. I was a mere lad of only 82 years of age so I figured I would bring it to its knees before I died...
Doesn't that make you 92? Or am I missing something.
Thanks again for you help,
I was hoping you would be so kind as to help me with a problem that I'm having. I would like to calculate 141^(162^164), but the result is rather large and exceeds the capabilities of any software I have yet encountered.
I've tried using BC (see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bc_programming_language), you probably know that it's a very capable arbitrary precision calculator, but it can't manage it, it tells me that the 'exponent is too large in raise'.
Does anyone have any ideas? Do I have any chance of producing an actual result?
It's might be worth telling you that I know C, so can write some code to help, but the issue I have is that the types available in C aren't big enough, so I wouldn't even know where to start.