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### Climbing Powers

$2\wedge 3\wedge 4$ could be $(2^3)^4$ or $2^{(3^4)}$. Does it make any difference? For both definitions, which is bigger: $r\wedge r\wedge r\wedge r\dots$ where the powers of $r$ go on for ever, or $(r^r)^r$, where $r$ is $\sqrt{2}$?

Remember that the differential of x means the 'rate of change' of $x$. The equation tells us exactly what that rate of change must be at each point.
What does a positive rate of change tell us about the changes in $x$? What does a negative rate of change tell us about the changes in $x$?