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There are initially 10 bacteria in a glass of water. The number of the bacteria squares each minute. What will be the number of bacteris in one hour?
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10^(2^60) = 10^1152921504606846976

To put this number is some perspective, many astronomers consider the upper limit of the number of atoms in the entire universe to be about 10^79.
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Take a look at my detailes—I am from another universe. Here, on the other side, we have our own limits. Math laws, though, stay the same. :wink:
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why isn't the answer 10^(2^59)? [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2003, 11:48
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