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*To*: radsafe@romulus.ehs.uiuc.edu*Subject*: Re: Math trivia -Reply*From*: BLHamrick <BLHamrick@aol.com>*Date*: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 16:23:00 EDT

In a message dated 98-04-15 15:52:38 EDT, neildm@id.doe.gov writes: << Better re-read your math text; I ran both equations empirically out to n = 1000 in a spreadsheet and (1+n)**1/n approaches 1 asymptotically from above, where (1 + 1/n)**n approaches e asymptotically from below. >> Hard to tell in ASCII text exactly what's being said....but the equation for "e" is e to the xth power = (the sum, where n = 0 to infinity, of the following): (x to the nth power) divided by n! (i.e., n factorial)..... Barbara, who has a fondness for e and pi

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