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Exponents in the first Tutorial | Reply
I read https://www.topcoder.com/community/data-science/data-science-tutorials/the-importance-of-algorithms/ and it's a little confusing to not have exponents either in superscript or with some ASCII math formulation like a^b

An example for a sentence that cause a What?! moment:
If you had to sort a billion things, this algorithm would take around 1018 operations.

After the initial what?! I figured it's 10 to the power of 18, but I would imagine someone reading an introductory article may not have a deep preliminary understanding and these "hidden puzzles" may actually deter them from going deeper into the rabbit hole.
Re: Exponents in the first Tutorial (response to post by TWiStErRob) | Reply
I am a newcomer to Algorithms , and yes I gone through the problem you mentioned .
But after reading your post , I figured it out .
Thanks.
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