LogarithmsSelfmarking exercises on evaluating logarithms and using them to solve equations. 
This is level 1 ? Use the ^ key to type in a power or index, the underscore _ to type in a subscript and use the forward slash / to type a fraction. Press the right arrow key to end the power, subscript or fraction.
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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 involving logs in the style of GCSE or IB/Alevel exam paper questions (worked solutions are available for Transum subscribers).
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These exercises use MathQuill, a web formula editor designed to make typing Maths easy and beautiful. Watch the animation below to see how common mathematical notation can be created using your keyboard.
Use ^ for index/exponent
Use _ for the base of a logarithm
Use space and tab to get down from the index position or up from the subscript position
No brackets required for the log function  write log10 rather than log(10)
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