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how to write a program loop

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  • Subject: [mg2545] how to write a program loop
  • From: "Enrico C. Walker" <ewalke1 at gl.umbc.edu>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Nov 1995 00:21:05 -0500
  • Organization: University of Maryland, Baltimore County

How do I write a program loop to find a power of n (n^x) where x is about 
200 digits. I know that my equation will blow-up if plug-in directly :

	 200^x ; where x is 200 digits.

so I want to find the result by using iterations -i.e. 2^4 = 2^(2)*2 = 16
Please advise.



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