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## #1 2012-10-26 20:46:42

Harold
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### Inequality with pi and e

What is the solution of this problem?and how is the problem solved-

## #2 2012-10-26 21:26:19

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
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### Re: Inequality with pi and e

Hi Harold;

This one has been around for a long time. The standard answer starts with raising both sides to the power of

after that it is a maxima-minima problem.

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If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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## #3 2012-10-26 21:47:54

Harold
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### Re: Inequality with pi and e

You mean e^e is always bigger than pi^pi?but why?

## #4 2012-10-26 21:50:54

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 107,156

### Re: Inequality with pi and e

Hi;

e^e is not greater than π^π. That is not what I said. You did something wrong with the first step.

From here it is an ugly calculus problem.

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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## #5 2012-10-26 22:31:57

bob bundy
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### Re: Inequality with pi and e

Looks to me that y = x^(1/x) has a single maximum at x = e.

See graph and derivative graph.

Bob

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## #6 2012-10-27 11:47:28

scientia
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Registered: 2009-11-13
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### Re: Inequality with pi and e

Let
; then
when
. So
is decreasing for
; as
,
, i.e.
.

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