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Solve for the value of log(3/2) without using calculator

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spock6 | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted May 16, 2012 at 6:32 AM via web

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Solve for the value of log(3/2) without using calculator

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embizze | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted May 16, 2012 at 9:43 AM (Answer #1)

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In the instructions for a problem like this, you will have been given the following: `log3~~.4771` and `log2~~.3010`

Then we use the property of logarithms: `log(A/B)=logA-logB`

Thus `log(3/2)=log3-log2~~.4771-.3010=.1761`

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The answer is `log(3/2)~~.1761`

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From a calculator we get `log(3/2)~~.176091259056`

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