• Archimedes chooses a logarithm function $$A(n) = \log(100n)$$
• Bernoulli decides to take 100th powers $$B(n) = n^{100}$$
• Copernicus takes powers of 100 $$C(n) = 100^n$$
• and, finally, de Moivre, who likes to be different, chooses the factorial function which he claims will be quite big enough without any reference to 100 at all $$D(n) = n\times (n-1)\times (n-2)\times \dots \times 2\times 1$$