R = N ^ (N ^ (N ^ ...)). What is the maximum N>0 that will yield a finite R?
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I'm still working it out, but I don't think that's right, Richard.
Taking the log of both sides gives ln(R) = Rln(N).
ln(N) = ln(R)/R.
I'm going find the x = maximum value of ln(r)/r, and then n = e^x.
Using excel, I get something like N = 1.444668 and R = 2.718, but I'm trying now for an exact solution.
R looks suspiciously like e, so I suspect that N = e^(1/e)
Edited on October 30, 2004, 5:48 pm