1. ## Transforming Logs.

What kind of transformation is represented by
log base b of x ----> log base (1/b) of x?

2. I would try some values for $\displaystyle x$ and $\displaystyle b$ and find the difference in their shapes.

3. Thank You, That really helps

4. ## Logs

$\displaystyle log_bx = a \ \ \ \ \ \ \ b^a = x \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \\ log_{\frac{1}{b}}x = a \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ (\frac{1}{b})^a = x \ \ \ \ \ \$

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5. Sice the question is asking for teh type of transformation, would it be wrong if i answered , The transformation is reflected on the x-axis. Meaning the y-values are negative.!

6. Originally Posted by ASD2010
Sice the question is asking for teh type of transformation, would it be wrong if i answered , The transformation is reflected on the x-axis. Meaning the y-values are negative.!

I would answer in the following way: $\displaystyle \displaystyle \log_{\frac{1}{b}} (x) = - \log_b (x)$ therefore the transformation is reflection in the x-axis.

7. More specifically, $\displaystyle log_{\frac{1}{b}}(x)= \frac{log(x)}{log(\frac{1}{b})}= \frac{log(x)}{- log(b)}$$\displaystyle = -\frac{log(x)}{log(b)}= -log_{b}(x)$