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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^bAn 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.
 Re: Exponents in the first Tutorial (response to post by Mundhey) | Reply Thank you very much for pointing out 1018 issue.It didnt totally makes any sense since i knew it was 1018,my thought was i am missing something.These small things can really put off some new bees
 Re: Exponents in the first Tutorial (response to post by TWiStErRob) | Reply Thank you for pointing this error to us. We have updated the tutorial to reflect this correction.
 Re: Exponents in the first Tutorial (response to post by mnorouzi) | Reply The problem still seems to exist in the Shortest Path section with things like O(CN) which should have been O(CN). Err... actually it looks like topcoder currently has a stylesheet setting ```sup {vertical-align: baseline;} ```which seems like another problem.
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