What is this number?:
Please do not respond that the number 1.0e+799 is, in fact, the number 1.0e+799. I know that but that doesn’t help.
I understand nomenclature like x times 10 to the 799th power, or even “e” times something to the something’th power, if it is explained in rather careful terms.
(“e” is the natural whatchamacallit and its value by itself is, like, approximately 2-and-change, right? remind me again what it’s good for and why it would be used here?)
A short but patient remedial primer that unpacks “1.0e+799” nomenclature would be useful here.