# Log raised to a power

• January 5th 2010, 06:43 AM
Stuck Man
Log raised to a power
(log3 Y)^2

Is there another way of writing a log raised to a power?
• January 5th 2010, 07:24 AM
skeeter
Quote:

Originally Posted by Stuck Man
(log3 Y)^2

Is there another way of writing a log raised to a power?

not used that much any more ...

$
\log_3^2{y}
$

preferable the way you wrote it ...

$
(\log_3{y})^2
$
• January 5th 2010, 07:54 AM
Stuck Man
Actually I thought there might be an equation to rewrite it as something else.
• January 5th 2010, 07:59 AM
vonflex1
there is no simple way to simplify this expression...

perhaps you should write the actual question if you're having trouble...
• January 5th 2010, 08:06 AM
Stuck Man
I solved my question by factorising a quadratic equation using a substitute variable for the log.
• January 5th 2010, 08:09 AM
vonflex1
then if the question is simply if there is a way to simplify that expression,

the answer is no, not with simple algebra