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Programming challenge (HP 12C) - mapet - 03-28-2002
Write the shortest (measured by steps not keystokes) program for 3 root...Platform: HP 12C
Re: Programming challenge (HP 12C) - Frank Glitz - 03-28-2002
Is it allowed to use y^x? :-) Or the LN / e^x functions? :-) Or should algorithms avoiding these functions be used? :-( Re: Programming challenge (HP 12C) - mapet - 03-28-2002
My solution is 4 steps long, but it seems that you've already guessed it ... :-)
BTW y^x makes it 5 steps long. Re: Programming challenge (HP 12C) - Frank Glitz - 03-28-2002
> I have to work on more difficult challenge next time...
Not really! Just don't allow the usage of these functions of the 12C. That's a little harder nut to crack (for someone whose math courses are long-forgotten, like me ;-) Someone remembers how to do?
Re: Programming challenge (HP 12C) - May I? - Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil) - 03-28-2002
Hello; I did not get to the point (Sorry!). What is 3 root?
Re: Programming challenge (HP 12C) - Thibaut.be - 03-28-2002
I guess this is you solution : y = e^((ln x)/3) so the steps are :
01 43 23 g e^x
Re: Programming challenge (HP 12C) - John Ioannidis - 03-28-2002
Why is this even a challenge? [3] [1/x] [y^x] |