# Mathematics Weblog

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## Wonderful quote

Wednesday 24 November 2004 at 7:27 pm | In Articles | 2 Comments*“In fact that is one of the first things we beat out of students – misapplications of equals signs, until such time as they are sufficiently well read to start abusing them again.”*

**matt grime**at SFN

Mathematics lecturers everywhere will be nodding in agreement

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I can’t login, but anyway here is nice problem: Without using a calculator determine what is more (pi)^e or e^(pi).

I do not know the solution….

Comment by Puzich — Tuesday 30 November 2004 3:47 pm #

Yes, this is a nice problem, especially as the values of and are so close.

There are many ways of proving this. One way is to take and by looking at show that if and deduce that for all

Comment by Steve — Tuesday 30 November 2004 5:39 pm #