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Logarithms

Self-marking exercises on evaluating logarithms and using them to solve equations.

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Write an equivalent exponential statement for

\( \log_2 8 = 3\)

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Write a statement containing a logarithm equivalent to
\(10^2 = 100\)

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Write an equivalent exponential statement for

\( \log_3 \frac{1}{9} = -2\)

= Correct Wrong

Write a statement containing a logarithm equivalent to
\(25^{\frac12} = 5\)

= Correct Wrong

Write an equivalent exponential statement for

\( \log_{10} 0.1 = -1\)

= Correct Wrong

Write a statement containing a logarithm equivalent to
\(16^{\frac14} = 2 \)

= Correct Wrong

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Level 1 - Writing logarithm statements in exponential format and vica versa

Level 2 - Evaluating logarithms without a calculator

Level 3 - Laws of logarithms

Level 4 - Solving equations containing logarithms

Level 5 - Natural logarithms

Level 6 - Solving exponential equations using logarithms

Exam Style Questions - A collection of problems in the style of GCSE or IB/A-level exam paper questions (worked solutions are available for Transum subscribers).

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Logarithms

$$ \text{If} \; \log_a b = c \quad \text{then} \; a^c = b$$

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Laws of Logarithms

$$ \log a + \log b \equiv \log ab$$ $$ \log a - \log b \equiv \log \frac{a}{b}$$ $$a \log b \equiv \log b^a $$

Changing Base

$$ \log_a b = \frac{ \log_c b}{ \log_c a}$$

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