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angelina22309
 one year ago
can someone help
Simplify if possible.
log 0.0001
angelina22309
 one year ago
can someone help Simplify if possible. log 0.0001

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InTheTardis
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Whenever you have a log problem and the base isn't written, it's a given that it's 10. So the question would look like \[\log _{10}0.0001\] which can be rewritten \[10^{x} = 0.0001\] Now you have to find a common base of 10 and 0.0001. Basically, 10 to what power equals 0.0001?

angelina22309
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Im not sure how to get it to equal to a decimal. @InTheTardis

InTheTardis
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Well, with an answer less than 1, know that it's going to be a negative power. Ex. \[10^{1} = 0.1\]Now count the number of of decimal places to the right that 0.0001 goes to, which is four. So \[10^{4} = 0.0001\]Try in on your calculator and see. There is a better way to figure it out, but that's how I do it.

angelina22309
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh I see that! I was thinking maybe it would be a negative but wasnt sure. So this equation simplified is \[10^4 ?\]
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