Date: Oct 23, 2012 7:37 AM
Subject: [ap-calculus] e

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So I had a pre calculus student ask me why the lim x->inf (1+1/x)^x is e. I can prove it, but I've never noticed until he showed me this that in the calculator, the graph of (1+1/x)^x actually goes to one when you plug EXTREMELY large numbers into the table values. Does anyone know how to explain this?

Greatly appreciate your thoughts!

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