You can use the digits 1,2,and 3 once only and any mathematical symbols you are aware of, but no symbol is to be used more than once. The challenge is to see if you can make the smallest positive number.
Special rules: You cannot use Euler's number or pi or infinity.
Special thanks to: Rhonda Wendel for Make the most of these digits and for the problem text which was slightly altered.
(In reply to Let's not reinvent the wheel
My calculator is not big enough for the factorial power, but note that Tan[Sin(.1)] is smaller than Sin[Tan(.1)] .
Tan(Sin(.1)) is 3.046172652279979e-5
so if someone wants to pile function upon function, be sure to find the most efficiently minimizing sequence.
Posted by Charlie
on 2003-04-14 04:11:35