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# Exponential code project( how is this logically possible?)

It's the first project after completing the basics. For some reason I'm having a hard time understanding how a penny doubled daily is more than 1000 doubled daily. I know I'm bad at math but I'm just having a hard time wrapping my head around it after solving the coding problem.

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¿?
"Let's use exponentiation to solve a known problem.
You are offered a choice of either $1.000.000 or $0.01 (one penny) doubled every day for 30 days (the resulting amount is doubled every day)."
Options are:
•0.01 doubled daily for 30 days
•or a million immediately

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Hi TYLER
You haven't phrased your question very well, but I think I understand your query.
The best way to understand exponentation is to do a little experiment which your body & mind can understand.
Tomorrow go for a walk - take one step only.
The next day, take 2 steps only.
The day after, 4 steps only.
Day 4 -> 8 steps
Day 5 -> 16 steps
In 30 days, tell me how far you walked

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Ah thanks guys. I understand now. I read the question wrong. I thought the 1000 was also doubled for 30 days.

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What do you mean? 1000 doubled daily is literally 100000 times more than 0.01 doubled daily

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The task says the answer Is the larger amount of the choices but the coding output reflects the 0.01 a day as the answer. That's why I was confused since I thought the code for the 1000 would be the correct code since it's a larger amount than the 0.01.