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Topic: detrmining the nth root
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phil

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



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