From Tim: I am trying to understand a^(2^n).
The hint they give is a^(2^(n+1)) = (a^(2^n))^2
I am writing a program that will solve a^(2^n) recursively but need to
understand the power before I begin.
I am currently pursuing writing (a) x (a^(2^(n-1))) where the
(a^(2^(n-1))) would be the recursive function call a n approaches 0.
Once n is 0, the result would be multiplied by a two more times.
Anyway, explaining these powers would be appreciated. I will most likely
complete the program before the answer but I want to understand the
logic of these powers. Thank you, Tim Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
From Allan: Does anyone notice that the maximum number of decimal place of the number 2 dividing 1 and its increment (4, 8, 16...etc) is the same as the power of number 2? eg. 22=4, thus the max number of decimal of 1/4=0.25 which is 2 decimal place and 2 is the number of power of 2 take 64 as example: 26=64, and take 1/64=0.015625 which has 6 decimal place (and is the power 6)
Is there such a law in math? If yes, can you tell me what it is? Or is this my discovery?
Answered by Paul Betts.
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