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Is There A Mathematician In The House?

So, what it is; I'm hoping for help from a mathematician, should one happen to read this. But first, a complaint, the discussion of which may well end up taking longer than the actual topic…

The commonly given definition of a mathematical exponent (rather than an exponent of mathematics, which would be an enthusiastic maths teacher; I'm here all week, folks!) is that it represents how many times a given number should be multiplied by itself. Even as a child—a rather pedantic child, I should admit, but I know for a fact that I wasn't the only one—when I was given this explanation by a maths teacher, I found it both misleading and ambiguous.

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It's so long ago that it's hard to tell for sure, but it looks like last time I had time in front of the com-putter, I was putting together a YouTube music thingy. So, much overdue, here it be. Lots and lots of songs about wheeled transport. It's mostly made up of genres whose names end in -billy, with an occasional blues number thrown in here 'n' there, but there's a fairish variety to it nonetheless; and there's likely a lot of tracks which many folks won't have heard before.
Daz

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