# Math Help - Easy logs

1. ## Easy logs

Hey Guys,

Just learnt basic logs yesterday to form a basis before we do harder logs.

I'm doing my homework and one question asks write log e^2 to the base e in it's simplest form.

Is the answer 2log e to the base e or does it simplify further?

Kind regards,
Nick

2. Originally Posted by Nick744
Hey Guys,

Just learnt basic logs yesterday to form a basis before we do harder logs.

I'm doing my homework and one question asks write log e^2 to the base e in it's simplest form.

Is the answer 2log e to the base e or does it simplify further?

Kind regards,
Nick
First, you have to know the definition of ln(x) is log_(e) x (log base e of x)

You have log_(e) e^2, which is ln(e^2) = 2

Which is exactly what you have: 2*log_(e) e, since log_(e) e = ln(e) = 1

3. Thanks very much Aftershock