Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Why I'm not a math teacher...

An elderly man asked me if I could calculate the population in the year 2020 if today it is X and it grows at an exponential rate of t. Easy enough, I whipped out the calc book and showed him the formulas for exponential growth: e to the tX.

But he wanted me to derive the e. Sorry, I don't know. I can't call Euler either...
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It's like asking why is pi 22/7. However, I do admire the guy for wondering.

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