# 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 ðŸ˜Ž

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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 [Unparseable or potentially dangerous latex formula. Error 4 ] show that if and deduce that for all

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