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**niharika_kumar****Member**- From: Numeraland
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hi,

pls help.

what is 'e' in maths?

what is its value as well as its significance?

niharika

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

The most important constant in mathematics, even more so than pi. Called Euler's number even though it was discovered by one of the Bernoulli's.

When you substitute x = 1 into the following sderies you get e.

To see much more go here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E_%28mathe … onstant%29

e has special meaning to me because it was what got me started. I saw this article in Byte magazine by the legendary Steve Wozniak.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**niharika_kumar****Member**- From: Numeraland
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thanx, i was going through for an answer in calculator and i got the result with this sign so wanted to know what does it really mean.

bobbym wrote:

e has special meaning to me because it was what got me started.

Really? how?

niharika

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Search MathisFun for e

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

and i got the result with this sign so wanted to know what does it really mean.

In what way?

Really? how?

I fell in love with getting digits of constants.

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**niharika_kumar****Member**- From: Numeraland
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well,i was calculating the value of 9^9^9 which contains several million digits.

it is said that it would take around a year for a person to really read that entire number.

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi,

9^9^9 has

digits, which would take much more than a year to read!"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense" - Buddha?

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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A fellow I know went after 9^9^9^9, he failed.

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**niharika_kumar****Member**- From: Numeraland
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whoa!

so i will better not try to read that number at least now.....

hahahaha

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It is large but you can still do calculations on it.

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**niharika_kumar****Member**- From: Numeraland
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yup, but it'll take time and i cannot afford that much in class 10.But will definately try sometime.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Actually, it is a perfect exercise for people who are young.

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**niharika_kumar****Member**- From: Numeraland
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ok then i am going to try it next week and will tell you the result (if I get it)

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Try to get the first 10 digits if you can.

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**niharika_kumar****Member**- From: Numeraland
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ok boss!

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Okay, then try to get the first 100 digits.

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**niharika_kumar****Member**- From: Numeraland
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hmmm....

lemme see hw far I can go.

But it will only be next week, can't manage b4 that.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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What will you use to do the computation?

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**niharika_kumar****Member**- From: Numeraland
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a hi-tech calculator.

i am not sure if i will get first 100 digits or not.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is the first digits of e, I have given her a tougher problem.

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What is the statement of the problem?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Get the first 100 digits of 9^9^9 which should be easy for you.

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Does it mean 9^(9^9)?

Are you asking for 9^(9^9) mod 10^100

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, it means 9^(9^9).

Nope, that would get the last 100 digits.

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