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What are logarithms? Numbers and math

By |2017-07-29T16:38:58+00:00July 29th, 2017|Math|

Earthquake in Peru Logarithms are a way of writing numbers using exponents. "Log 100" means the exponent you'd need to use to get 100 starting from 10. That would be 2, because 102 = 100. So Log 100 = 2, and Log 1000 = 3. Logarithms are useful for thinking about big numbers in general terms, when [...]