e = limn → ∞(1 + 1/n)nor, alternatively,e = lims → 0(1 + s)1/s
Both limits are equal to 2.718 281 828 459 ...
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s = 1
See the difference between simple and continuously compounded CD (certificate of deposit) rates for Goldman Sachs Bank.
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r = 100%
m = 1