y=2^x

rewrite in terms of e

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- September 5th 2008, 10:53 AMToastErewrite exponential function
y=2^x

rewrite in terms of e - September 5th 2008, 11:03 AMMoo
- September 5th 2008, 11:03 AMSimplicity
- September 5th 2008, 11:11 AMToastE
- September 5th 2008, 11:13 AMToastE
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- September 5th 2008, 12:16 PMMatt Westwood

Taking logarithms is the inverse of raising to a power. So a natural logarithm is the inverse of raising to power e. It just is, that's how it's defined.

So means the same as .

what you're saying when you say is: "What number do I raise e to the power of in order to get y?"

So means "e to the power of the number you have to raise e to the power of to get X is X." - September 5th 2008, 12:25 PMChop Suey
To demonstrate what Matt said:

- September 5th 2008, 12:28 PMMatt Westwood
In case you wonder, as well.