Elementary Functions Logarithm question

I'd like to know why log (x^2)*(y^3); is 2*log x + 3*log y, and not; 6(log x + log y).

log (x^2)*(y^3) = 2*log x*(y^3)

2*3*log x*y

6*(log x + log y)

I suppose I'm asking about the order in which I am supposed to conduct operations with logarithms. I know this process is wrong but I can not justify my wrongness and the book I am working from does not elaborate much on logarithms.

Re: Elementary Functions Logarithm question

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Re: Elementary Functions Logarithm question

Hello, bkbowser!

You are taking liberties with Algebra . . .

Suppose your answer is correct . . .

You have: .

. . See?