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integer to the power larger integer = infinity

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Mohsin Shah
Mohsin Shah on 15 May 2011
i entered in Matlab command window the folowing values 65^171 and i got the result infinity (Inf)...why is it so? why Matlab not showing larger integer results. if there is any setting in Matlab for this to rectify please let me know.

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Jan on 16 May 2011
Decimal approximation: 1.0190E310
realmax % >> 1.7977e308
Numbers greater than REALMAX are Inf.

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