Does 'last' record mean the current record or does it mean the record has been closed and no better records will be listed? )
The fact that a 13th root has 1/13th the digits of the power can be demonstrated using logarithms. I didn't feel this complexity was necessary to the article but it might be interesting to point people to mathematics and logarithms. RJFJR 16:43, Jan 1, 2005 (UTC)
- The challenge consists of being given a large number (possibly over 100 digits) and asked to return the number it equals when divided by itself 13 times.
Give me a bigger number (possibly over 1000 digits) and ask me to return the number it equals when divided by itself 13 times, and I'll tell you real fast. No, I'll do you one better than that: I'll even read your mind, guess the large number you're thinking of, and give you the answer here and now. The answer is [fanfare!] one (1).
I could fix that one problem, but the article has various other oddities that make me wonder if it's worth fixing. -- Hoary 00:56, 8 November 2006 (UTC)