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#76 2013-11-20 19:55:03

bob bundy
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Re: value of 'e'

niharika_kumar wrote:

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.

Sorry, if it's a bit late to chip in here but could this just be standard index form?

niharika_kumar: what does your calculator show when you evaluate 70!  (that's factorial 70) ?

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#77 2013-11-20 20:08:26

niharika_kumar
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Re: value of 'e'

its   1.197857e+100


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#78 2013-11-20 21:18:01

bob bundy
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Re: value of 'e'

OK.  That 'e' has very little to do with the number 2.71828......

It is simply a calculator abbreviation for 'ten to the power of' ie

This is the way a calculator with a limited display size shows standard index form.  As the full number has 101 digits it saves a lot of space.

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