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phil
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detrmining the nth root
Posted:
Feb 1, 2009 6:24 PM


I'm trying to work out an algorithm that gives me the number of rounds in a competition for any number of teams. e.g 4 teams gives 2 rounds, 8 teams gives 3 rounds and so on.
As and example for 32 teams, i believe the formula would be:
32 raised to power (1/n) = 2 , which would yield n=5
generally num^1/n =2
but i can't work out how to actually get at n for any given num
any help appreciated?



