# Example of exponential algorithm performing better than a polynomial one?

I have a weird question.

I was just wondering if there were some problem with two solutions; one (A) being exponential time, the other one (B) being polynomial time. However the constants involved are such that, in "practice", the algorithm (A) performs better.

For instance, we could have something like $(1 + 10^{-100})^n$ versus $n^{10^{100}}$.

(I said exponential vs. polynomial, but any other distinction would do.)