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

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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?


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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.'
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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.


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Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
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#30 2013-11-16 00:05:08

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Re: value of 'e'

Does the answer start with 428... ?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
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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.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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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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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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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'
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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.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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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'
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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.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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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...


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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.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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

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'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'
'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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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'
'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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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.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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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'
'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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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'
'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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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.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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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 sad


'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'
'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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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.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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