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Proof Without Words: Steiner's Problem on the Number \(e\)

by Roger B. Nelsen (Lewis and Clark College)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
April, 2009

Subject classification(s): Calculus | Single Variable Calculus
Applicable Course(s): 3.2 Mainstream Calculus II

For what positive number \(x\) is the \(x\)-th root of \( x\) the greatest?


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