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Re: How does bc work



Bill Rugolsky Jr. wrote:
> Just for kicks, I did this on a 4GB dual Opteron 246 running x86_64 Rawhide.
> It took about 9 hours, and used about 200MB of VM (sorry, lost the output
> of "time"), but the end result is:
>
> (10656 ... <56026881 digits> ... 09376) * (10 ^ 216000000)

Dan Track wrote:
> Wow. Great thanks for that. The last part of your number does it mean
> there are 216000000 zeros in the final figure, or is it 216000001
> zeros?

216 000 000. 10^1 = 10, which has one zero, and two digits.
10^4 = 10 000, which has four zeros, and five digits.
2 * 10^4 = 20 000, which also has four zeros, and five digits.
And so on.

Hope this helps,

James.
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