## anonymous 5 years ago Whats the meaning of "e" . How do the way we find it .

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2. anonymous

e is called the common base. it's defined as: $\lim _{x->\infty} (1 +1/x)^{x}$

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4. anonymous

thats not its definition though , I know its truw, but its not its definition :P

5. anonymous

I KNOW ITS VALUE . BUT I WANT IT HOW TO FIND IT

6. anonymous

from I remember from my high school maths about 3yrs , it is defined in terms of the difference quotient of a^x , where a is any real , then they take a limit

7. anonymous

what ?, on the calculator

8. anonymous

press the e^(x) button, and you have to put 1 , so you get e^1 =e

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Friends my question is why e=2.4142........why?