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How to Calculate the Value of e

ever wonder how the calculator seems to know the numeric value of e ?  How could it possibly know?  e is an Irrational Number which means its decimals don’t repeat! (Specifically e is a Transcendental Number but it falls under the category of an irrational number).  So how can you fit an infinitely large number in a small box?  Or for that matter, how did Leonhard Euler manage to calculate e to 23 decimal places without a calculator?

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Random Thought

I’m such a math geek I bring a graphing calculator with me to sleepovers.