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Q: How do I calculate g(a,n,-1)? ( No Answer,   0 Comments ) Question
 Subject: How do I calculate g(a,n,-1)? Category: Science > Math Asked by: mxnmatch-ga List Price: \$20.00 Posted: 08 Jul 2006 16:03 PDT Expires: 29 Jul 2006 19:55 PDT Question ID: 744485
 ```This is a continuation of the following questions: http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=743129 http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=743424 I think I've figured out how to calculate g(a,x,y) where x and y are of the form p/q and m/n where p,q,m,n are all integers greater than 0. This doesn't solve the problem for irrational numbers like pi or e, but I'm going one step at a time. However, I've ended up at another dead end. I need to be able to calculate g(a,n,-1) where a>0 and n is an integer greater than 0. To calculate it, it must somehow be done such that no part of the definition requires the calculation of g(a,x,y) where x or y are 0, negative, or non-integers. The definition may use values of a larger or smaller than the original a in g(a,n,-1) because I can calculate that separately. Examples using known lower operations: g(0,x,-1) = x + -1 = x - 1 g(1,x,-1) = x * -1 = 0 - x g(2,x,-1) = x ^ -1 = 1/x If this isn't possible then I guess I need to give up on this line of inquiry and try to define it in some other way. I've gotten lots of reading material from the previous questions (I ordered one of the books mentioned), so I'll have to dig further into that to see how to address these issues.```   