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Getting Powerful With Euler II (Posted on 2009-11-10) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Evaluate:

               (1+ x)1/x – e + e*x/2
   Limit     --------------------------
   x → 0             x2

Note: e denotes the Euler’s number.

See The Solution Submitted by K Sengupta    
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re: puzzling | Comment 2 of 4 |
(In reply to puzzling by Jer)

I see more like 1.24 or 1.25.

In fact

DEFDBL A-Z
x = -.00001#
y1 = ((1 + x) ^ (1 / x) - EXP(1) + EXP(1) * x / 2) / (x ^ 2)
x = .00001#
y2 = ((1 + x) ^ (1 / x) - EXP(1) + EXP(1) * x / 2) / (x ^ 2)
PRINT (y1 + y2) / 2

finds

1.245948244750494

 

but narrowing the gap even smaller makes the y values increase a lot

Edited on November 10, 2009, 6:49 pm
  Posted by Charlie on 2009-11-10 18:43:56

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