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Common Logarithms

  • Solve exponential equations by taking the common log of both sides of the equation. You can then use a calculator to get a decimal approximation of the answer.

  • If you want to get a decimal approximation of a logarithmic expression, convert the log expression to a log expression to the base 10 using the change of base formula. Then use a calculator to evaluate the new expression.

Common Logarithms

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  • Intro 0:00
  • What are Common Logarithms? 0:54
    • Base 10
  • Equations 2:00
    • Examples
  • Inequalities 5:35
    • Example
  • Change of Base 9:23
    • Example
  • Lecture Example 1 12:04
  • Lecture Example 2 15:16
  • Additional Example 3
  • Additional Example 4