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)
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.