Start by taking the log of both sides, any base will do.
So, you probably know that the formula for exponential growth is , with being the original amount, being the percent of growth, and being the amount of time. I would like to learn to get using logarithms.
Hopefully you may be able to help. Thanks in advance!
Gobblewobble123
Maybe you could do a step by step example of how to solve for using logs? I am trying to teach myself and I love examples! I'm not sure exactly what to do here, so anything helps.
If I take the logs of both sides, would it look like this: ?
Your post is appreciated.
Gobblewobble123
Funny - after having demonstrated this a few times to students today, I was so distracted by the notational difference (we use A = P(1 + r/n)^{nt}) that I skipped the first step!
While the result is the same, I like to approach problems with invertible operations by composing their inverses (in reverse order), so dividing by a should have been first