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## #26 2013-11-15 23:33:42

Agnishom
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### Re: value of 'e'

Hmm,

Do you have a hint?

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## #27 2013-11-15 23:46:51

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### Re: value of 'e'

Say:

10^x=9^9^9

Take the common log of both sides.

Can you finish now?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #28 2013-11-15 23:55:15

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### Re: value of 'e'

That will help you get the number of digits in 9^9^9. But, gAr has already done that

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
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## #29 2013-11-16 00:01:17

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### Re: value of 'e'

Nope, that will get you the front digits.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #30 2013-11-16 00:05:08

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### Re: value of 'e'

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #31 2013-11-16 00:07:17

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### Re: value of 'e'

The front digits are 325460436031586856...

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## #32 2013-11-16 00:08:22

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### Re: value of 'e'

That is not correct.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #33 2013-11-16 00:09:25

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## #34 2013-11-16 00:11:11

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### Re: value of 'e'

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #35 2013-11-16 00:12:57

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### Re: value of 'e'

Is post 30 correct?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #36 2013-11-16 00:15:24

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### Re: value of 'e'

Yes, post 30 is correct. Sorry, I did not see it.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #37 2013-11-16 00:18:07

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### Re: value of 'e'

I think anonymnistefy has taken the log on e that is why he is getting it wrong

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #38 2013-11-16 00:18:55

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### Re: value of 'e'

Yes, you need to take the common log else you can not get x by itself!

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #39 2013-11-16 00:20:35

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### Re: value of 'e'

Ah, that's true. I forgot Log[x] was ln(x).

Here it is: 428124773175747048036987115931...

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #40 2013-11-16 00:22:14

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### Re: value of 'e'

Hi;

Yes, that is correct. Very good!

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #41 2013-11-16 00:24:49

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### Re: value of 'e'

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #42 2013-11-16 00:27:33

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### Re: value of 'e'

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #43 2013-11-16 00:37:29

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### Re: value of 'e'

*than

Okay, Will the person below please shed light on the easier method?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #44 2013-11-16 00:40:24

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### Re: value of 'e'

Maxima can do it offhand and so can Alpha!

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #45 2013-11-16 00:42:57

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### Re: value of 'e'

How?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #46 2013-11-16 00:45:12

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### Re: value of 'e'

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #47 2013-11-16 00:48:09

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### Re: value of 'e'

That does not explain how it is done in Maxima?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #48 2013-11-16 00:52:27

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### Re: value of 'e'

Have you just tried entering it as a floating point number?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #49 2013-11-16 00:53:47

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### Re: value of 'e'

I do not know how to do anything with Maxima at all except to look at the manual and call functions

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #50 2013-11-16 00:54:23

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### Re: value of 'e'

Okay, then you have done well enough.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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