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So how small is it then? (Posted on 2006-08-09) Difficulty: 3 of 5
In a magazine recently there was a discussion about probability.

The author asserted that the probability of the event in question was approximately

(1 - 10-21)1025

How small is this number?

See The Solution Submitted by Jer    
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re(2): This is a notation trick | Comment 14 of 15 |
(In reply to re: This is a notation trick by Alexis)

You can agree that as the power gets bigger the number gets smaller.  What you are missing is how much bigger 10^25 is than 10^21.

Your examples only use small exponents.

  Posted by Jer on 2006-09-26 11:27:45
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