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- Nov 26th 2007, 06:05 PMDarkhrse99Can i get help with this logerithm problem
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- Nov 26th 2007, 06:13 PMJhevon
- Nov 26th 2007, 06:23 PMDarkhrse99
I'm suppose to find the exact value of this logerithm. I believe that is the base.

- Nov 26th 2007, 06:36 PMJhevon
does it look like ? if so, it is the base.

remember what a logarithm is, logarithms are powers.

**Definition:**the logarithm of a number to a given base is the power to which the base must be raised to give the number.

that is, if then

example, since we have to raise the base 2 to the power 3 to get 8

now, is the power we have to raise to to get 9. so what number is that? - Nov 26th 2007, 06:42 PMDarkhrse99
I'm guessing it's 2, since we have to raise 2 to to equal 9.

- Nov 26th 2007, 07:11 PMJhevon
- Nov 26th 2007, 07:36 PMDarkhrse99
so the answer is 4.

- Nov 26th 2007, 07:38 PMJhevon
- Nov 26th 2007, 07:43 PMDarkhrse99
Cool!!