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Which is bigger: ln(1.01) or 2/201?
Pen and paper only.

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Hints/Tips re: Way without calculus? HINT- NO SPOILER Comment 3 of 3 |
(In reply to Way without calculus? by Gamer)

I agree the proper category is calculus.

However, there is a solution  requiering neither the use of the series nor the explicit calculation of values- just checking the sign of the derivative of a certain function.

Calculus- yes;  calculation  -   no. 

Did I disclose too  much?


 Rem: a "double negative" grammar error corrected.









Edited on April 30, 2016, 3:35 am
  Posted by Ady TZIDON on 2011-07-27 23:57:17

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