Algebra II : Logarithms and exponents

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Example Question #1 : Logarithms And Exponents

Which equation is equivalent to:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

 

So, 

Example Question #1 : Logarithms And Exponents

What is the inverse of the log function?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

This is a general formula that you should memorize. The inverse of  is . You can use this formula to change an equation from a log function to an exponential function.

Example Question #2 : Logarithms And Exponents

Solve for :

Round to the nearest hundredth.

Possible Answers:

Cannot be computed

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To solve this, you need to set up a logarithm.  Our exponent is .  The logarithm's base is .  The value  is the operand of the logarithm. Therefore, we can write an equation:

Now, you cannot do this on your calculator.  Therefore, using the rule for converting logarithms, you need to change:

to...

You can put this into your calculator and get:

, or rounded, 

Example Question #51 : Understanding Logarithms

Solve for :

Round to the nearest hundredth. 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To solve this, you need to set up a logarithm. Our exponent is .  The number of which it is the exponent of  is the base.  This is the logarithm's base.  The value  is the operand of the logarithm. Therefore, we can write an equation:

Now, you cannot do this on your calculator.  Therefore, using the rule for converting logarithms, you need to change:

to...

You can put this into your calculator and get:

, or rounded, 

Example Question #1 : Logarithms And Exponents

Solve for :

Round to the nearest hundredth.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To solve this, you need to set up a logarithm. Our exponent is .  The number of which it is the exponent of  is the base.  This is the logarithm's base.  The value  is the operand of the logarithm. Therefore, we can write an equation:

Now, you cannot do this on your calculator.  Therefore, using the rule for converting logarithms, you need to change:

to...

You can put this into your calculator and get:

, or rounded, 

Example Question #53 : Understanding Logarithms

Solve for :

Round to the nearest hundredth. 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To solve this, you need to set up a logarithm.  Our exponent is .  The number of which it is the exponent of  is the base.  This is the logarithm's base.  The value  is the operand of the logarithm. Therefore, we can write an equation:

Now, you cannot do this on your calculator.  Therefore, using the rule for converting logarithms, you need to change:

to...

You can put this into your calculator and get:

, or rounded, 

Example Question #2 : Logarithms And Exponents

Write the equation  in logarithmic form.

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

For logarithmic equations,  can be rewritten as .

In this expression,  is the base of the equation ().  is the exponent () and  is the term (). 

In putting each term in its appropriate spot, the exponential equation can be converted to .

Example Question #3 : Logarithms And Exponents

Solve the following logarithm for :

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Solve the following logarithm:

Recall that we can convert logarithms to exponential form via the following:

   

Using this approach, convert the given log to exponential form:

 

Example Question #4 : Logarithms And Exponents

Rewrite the following expression as an exponential expression:

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Rewrite the following expression as an exponential expression:

Recall the following property of logs and exponents:

 

Can be rewritten in the following form:

So, taking the log we are given;

We can rewrite it in the form:

So b must be a really huge number!

Example Question #5 : Logarithms And Exponents

Convert the following logarithmic equation to an exponential equation:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Convert the following logarithmic equation to an exponential equation:

Recall the following:

This

Can be rewritten as

So, our given logarithm

Can be rewritten as

Fortunately we don't need to expand, because this woud be a very large number!

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