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Low precision exponentiation
Posted:
Feb 17, 2013 4:08 AM


I am trying to evaluate 2.5^125 to high precision.
R gives 5.527147875260445183346e+49 as the answer but Mathematica with N[2.5^125,30] gives 5.52715*10^49 and says that is to machine precision.
I am inexperienced at Mathematica. Am I doing something silly?
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