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- Oct 27th 2012, 04:35 PMEraser147Estimate value of e
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- Oct 27th 2012, 04:38 PMskeeterRe: Estimate value of e
the expression posted is very good approximation of e

^{3} - Oct 27th 2012, 06:18 PMEraser147Re: Estimate value of e
Can you show me the steps please?

- Oct 27th 2012, 06:34 PMPlatoRe: Estimate value of e
- Oct 27th 2012, 06:42 PMEraser147Re: Estimate value of e
I don't know limits yet. Is there another explanation?

- Oct 27th 2012, 06:55 PMPlatoRe: Estimate value of e
- Oct 27th 2012, 07:01 PMEraser147Re: Estimate value of e
it's related to natural logs. That's all I learned in class.

- Oct 30th 2012, 10:18 PMSalahuddin559Re: Estimate value of e
One sec, there is always a simple explanation. First consider this.

(1 + 1/1)^1 = 1.

(1 + 1/2)^2 = 9/4 = 2.25.

(1 + 1/3)^3 = 64/27 = 2.37

(1 + 1/4)^4 = 625/256 = 2.44

as you can see, the values are approaching something, right. For higher values of n, the expression (1 + 1/n)^n likely, remains constant with little variation. Similarly, use a calculator or some math programs and work out what he is saying, you will see the point.

Salahuddin

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