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log 15 ( a ) = b

15 b = a

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log 13 ( 142 ) = a

13 a = 142

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For the following exercises, rewrite each equation in logarithmic form.

n 4 = 103

log n ( 103 ) = 4

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y x = 39 100

log y ( 39 100 ) = x

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For the following exercises, solve for x by converting the logarithmic equation to exponential form.

log 2 ( x ) = 3

x = 2 3 = 1 8

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log 3 ( x ) = 3

x = 3 3 = 27

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log 9 ( x ) = 1 2

x = 9 1 2 = 3

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log 6 ( x ) = 3

x = 6 3 = 1 216

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For the following exercises, use the definition of common and natural logarithms to simplify.

e ln ( 10.125 ) + 4

14.125

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Numeric

For the following exercises, evaluate the base b logarithmic expression without using a calculator.

For the following exercises, evaluate the common logarithmic expression without using a calculator.

2 log ( 100 3 )

12

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For the following exercises, evaluate the natural logarithmic expression without using a calculator.

ln ( e 0.225 ) 3

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Technology

For the following exercises, evaluate each expression using a calculator. Round to the nearest thousandth.

Extensions

Is x = 0 in the domain of the function f ( x ) = log ( x ) ? If so, what is the value of the function when x = 0 ? Verify the result.

No, the function has no defined value for x = 0. To verify, suppose x = 0 is in the domain of the function f ( x ) = log ( x ) . Then there is some number n such that n = log ( 0 ) . Rewriting as an exponential equation gives: 10 n = 0 , which is impossible since no such real number n exists. Therefore, x = 0 is not the domain of the function f ( x ) = log ( x ) .

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Is f ( x ) = 0 in the range of the function f ( x ) = log ( x ) ? If so, for what value of x ? Verify the result.

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Is there a number x such that ln x = 2 ? If so, what is that number? Verify the result.

Yes. Suppose there exists a real number x such that ln x = 2. Rewriting as an exponential equation gives x = e 2 , which is a real number. To verify, let x = e 2 . Then, by definition, ln ( x ) = ln ( e 2 ) = 2.

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Is the following true: log 3 ( 27 ) log 4 ( 1 64 ) = −1 ? Verify the result.

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Is the following true: ln ( e 1.725 ) ln ( 1 ) = 1.725 ? Verify the result.

No; ln ( 1 ) = 0 , so ln ( e 1.725 ) ln ( 1 ) is undefined.

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Real-world applications

The exposure index E I for a 35 millimeter camera is a measurement of the amount of light that hits the film. It is determined by the equation E I = log 2 ( f 2 t ) , where f is the “f-stop” setting on the camera, and t is the exposure time in seconds. Suppose the f-stop setting is 8 and the desired exposure time is 2 seconds. What will the resulting exposure index be?

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Refer to the previous exercise. Suppose the light meter on a camera indicates an E I of 2 , and the desired exposure time is 16 seconds. What should the f-stop setting be?

2

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The intensity levels I of two earthquakes measured on a seismograph can be compared by the formula log I 1 I 2 = M 1 M 2 where M is the magnitude given by the Richter Scale. In August 2009, an earthquake of magnitude 6.1 hit Honshu, Japan. In March 2011, that same region experienced yet another, more devastating earthquake, this time with a magnitude of 9.0. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/world/historical.php. Accessed 3/4/2014. How many times greater was the intensity of the 2011 earthquake? Round to the nearest whole number.

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Questions & Answers

x=-b+_Гb2-(4ac) ______________ 2a
Ahlicia Reply
I've run into this: x = r*cos(angle1 + angle2) Which expands to: x = r(cos(angle1)*cos(angle2) - sin(angle1)*sin(angle2)) The r value confuses me here, because distributing it makes: (r*cos(angle2))(cos(angle1) - (r*sin(angle2))(sin(angle1)) How does this make sense? Why does the r distribute once
Carlos Reply
so good
abdikarin
this is an identity when 2 adding two angles within a cosine. it's called the cosine sum formula. there is also a different formula when cosine has an angle minus another angle it's called the sum and difference formulas and they are under any list of trig identities
Brad
How can you tell what type of parent function a graph is ?
Mary Reply
generally by how the graph looks and understanding what the base parent functions look like and perform on a graph
William
if you have a graphed line, you can have an idea by how the directions of the line turns, i.e. negative, positive, zero
William
y=x will obviously be a straight line with a zero slope
William
y=x^2 will have a parabolic line opening to positive infinity on both sides of the y axis vice versa with y=-x^2 you'll have both ends of the parabolic line pointing downward heading to negative infinity on both sides of the y axis
William
y=x will be a straight line, but it will have a slope of one. Remember, if y=1 then x=1, so for every unit you rise you move over positively one unit. To get a straight line with a slope of 0, set y=1 or any integer.
Aaron
yes, correction on my end, I meant slope of 1 instead of slope of 0
William
what is f(x)=
Karim Reply
I don't understand
Joe
Typically a function 'f' will take 'x' as input, and produce 'y' as output. As 'f(x)=y'. According to Google, "The range of a function is the complete set of all possible resulting values of the dependent variable (y, usually), after we have substituted the domain."
Thomas
Sorry, I don't know where the "Â"s came from. They shouldn't be there. Just ignore them. :-)
Thomas
GREAT ANSWER THOUGH!!!
Darius
Thanks.
Thomas
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Thomas
It is the  that should not be there. It doesn't seem to show if encloses in quotation marks. "Â" or 'Â' ... Â
Thomas
Now it shows, go figure?
Thomas
what is this?
unknown Reply
i do not understand anything
unknown
lol...it gets better
Darius
I've been struggling so much through all of this. my final is in four weeks 😭
Tiffany
this book is an excellent resource! have you guys ever looked at the online tutoring? there's one that is called "That Tutor Guy" and he goes over a lot of the concepts
Darius
thank you I have heard of him. I should check him out.
Tiffany
is there any question in particular?
Joe
I have always struggled with math. I get lost really easy, if you have any advice for that, it would help tremendously.
Tiffany
Sure, are you in high school or college?
Darius
Hi, apologies for the delayed response. I'm in college.
Tiffany
how to solve polynomial using a calculator
Ef Reply
So a horizontal compression by factor of 1/2 is the same as a horizontal stretch by a factor of 2, right?
KARMEL Reply
The center is at (3,4) a focus is at (3,-1), and the lenght of the major axis is 26
Rima Reply
The center is at (3,4) a focus is at (3,-1) and the lenght of the major axis is 26 what will be the answer?
Rima
I done know
Joe
What kind of answer is that😑?
Rima
I had just woken up when i got this message
Joe
Can you please help me. Tomorrow is the deadline of my assignment then I don't know how to solve that
Rima
i have a question.
Abdul
how do you find the real and complex roots of a polynomial?
Abdul
@abdul with delta maybe which is b(square)-4ac=result then the 1st root -b-radical delta over 2a and the 2nd root -b+radical delta over 2a. I am not sure if this was your question but check it up
Nare
This is the actual question: Find all roots(real and complex) of the polynomial f(x)=6x^3 + x^2 - 4x + 1
Abdul
@Nare please let me know if you can solve it.
Abdul
I have a question
juweeriya
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mustapha
The average annual population increase of a pack of wolves is 25.
Brittany Reply
how do you find the period of a sine graph
Imani Reply
Period =2π if there is a coefficient (b), just divide the coefficient by 2π to get the new period
Am
if not then how would I find it from a graph
Imani
by looking at the graph, find the distance between two consecutive maximum points (the highest points of the wave). so if the top of one wave is at point A (1,2) and the next top of the wave is at point B (6,2), then the period is 5, the difference of the x-coordinates.
Am
you could also do it with two consecutive minimum points or x-intercepts
Am
I will try that thank u
Imani
Case of Equilateral Hyperbola
Jhon Reply
ok
Zander
ok
Shella
f(x)=4x+2, find f(3)
Benetta
f(3)=4(3)+2 f(3)=14
lamoussa
14
Vedant
pre calc teacher: "Plug in Plug in...smell's good" f(x)=14
Devante
8x=40
Chris
Explain why log a x is not defined for a < 0
Baptiste Reply
the sum of any two linear polynomial is what
Esther Reply
divide simplify each answer 3/2÷5/4
Momo Reply
divide simplify each answer 25/3÷5/12
Momo
how can are find the domain and range of a relations
austin Reply
the range is twice of the natural number which is the domain
Morolake
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