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I thought the interest compounding continuously was one of the classic examples of e.

It probably is. I don't remember it being taught that way, though - I remember the term "compounding," but there was no real-world stuff in any of it. (And for those of you who are going to tell me I should have figured it out from the use of the word "compounding" - well, of course I should have. Except that nobody had ever talked to me about how credit cards worked, so I had no way of making the association.)

Ok, I admit it. I can be a pedantic bore at times

You are many things, Frodo. Pedantic - okay. Boring, not so much.

BTW, thanks for the math review. It brings back pleasant memories.

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