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By post, history, 11 days ago, Hi, I'm solving D. Ilya and Escalator.

I have written (I guess) the correct solution for it, but I'm getting a wrong answer, because I print some weird value because of a lot of operations with doubles (you can see it in the code). That is, I believe I never exceed the maximum of double, but calculate something like $0.65^{2000}$, whose only a few digits I need.

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Is there any workaround for this given that I need only six digits precision?

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 » When you have only multiplication and division, you can avoid the precision problem by using logarithm arithmetic instead of the normal one. So if you have 2 numbers $a, b$, you can rewrite them as $a = e^{a'}$ and $b = e^{b'}$ (that is, $a' = \log(a)$, $b' = \log(b)$. And now you can just use $a'$ and $b'$ instead: $a \times b = e^{a'} \times e^{b'} = e^{a' + b'} \Rightarrow a' + b'$. $a / b = e^{a' - b'} \Rightarrow a' - b'$. After the the computation, you can receive the original answer by using the function exp().
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 » 11 days ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   I don't know if this is applicable to your problem, but sometimes you can use the fact that $ln(x \cdot y) = ln(x) + ln(y)$. So you can transform multiplication operations into additions and then you'd get the actual answer by doing $e^{lnAnswer}$.Edit: I was too slow.
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