The magnitude of M of a star is a measure of its brightness B given by the formula M = -2.5 log (B/B0), where B0 is a constant, the brightness of an "average star."
a) If a star's brightness increases by a factor of 10, by how much does its magnitude increase or decrease?
I got the answer from the back of the book and it says "decreasing by -2.5." How did they get this answer? Please help me with this problem.
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