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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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I visited the web site on numbers that ganesh mentions in This is Cool, I discovered...

There was a terrific technical writing on the movement of the moon. But anyway, later

I found this and hoped someone could explain it.

Which of the following class-4 numbers is larger?

C = 2^2^2^83 (The ^ means to the power of.)

D = 3^3^3^52

as before we take the logarithm of both but this time we must do it twice, and we find

ln(ln(C)) = ln(ln(2)) + [ln(2) * 9671406556917033397649408]

= 6703708186976009930559261.24579...

ln(ln(D)) = ln(ln(3)) + [ln(3) * 6461081889226673298932241]

= 7098223961595389530659098.10481...

so D is larger.

(I see that 2^83 is the long 96714... number above, but I don't get how to get the log parts.)

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Hi John;

I am sure you know how now!

Tower powers are my favorite.

You are right, D is larger it is easier to see that by this:

while

Now you can see that D is the man by inspection.

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**Fruityloop****Member**- Registered: 2009-05-18
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I haven't solved a problem like this before so I was wondering how Bobbym got his answer.

Whew! we made it.

Taller towers would be even more complicated!

*Last edited by Fruityloop (2013-08-10 18:29:26)*

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Hi Fruityloop;

That is fine work. But that is not how I do it. I am a very good guesser, watch this:

Cool hah!

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**DaveRobinsonUK****Member**- Registered: 2010-04-24
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Hi Guys

This is cool, always wondered how you would operate with Power Towers since Bobby first mentioned them to me. A while back now I know

Can feel it coming together.. Slowly but Surely

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