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This is a good question.

$$\displaystyle\lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}\left(1+\frac{1}{n}\right)^n=2.718281828.....\qquad=e\\$$

This limit is used all the time (for continual compounding) so it was decided to give this number a formal symbol, that symbol is e

e is called **Euler's number** after the Swiss mathematician Euler, it is also called the **Napier constant**.

Here is the graph to show you

https://www.desmos.com/calculator/fa8qrqn33u

To derive e requires higher mathematics but here are some related web pages. ヽ(^o^)ノ

Melody
Mar 19, 2015

#1**+10 **

Best Answer

This is a good question.

$$\displaystyle\lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}\left(1+\frac{1}{n}\right)^n=2.718281828.....\qquad=e\\$$

This limit is used all the time (for continual compounding) so it was decided to give this number a formal symbol, that symbol is e

e is called **Euler's number** after the Swiss mathematician Euler, it is also called the **Napier constant**.

Here is the graph to show you

https://www.desmos.com/calculator/fa8qrqn33u

To derive e requires higher mathematics but here are some related web pages. ヽ(^o^)ノ

Melody
Mar 19, 2015