Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 12 - Exponential Functions and Logarithmic Functions - 12.3 Logarithmic Functions - 12.3 Exercise Set - Page 803: 31



Work Step by Step

Using $\log_bx^m=m\log_bx$ or the Power Rule of Logarithms, the given expression, $ \log_{16}4 ,$ is equivalent to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} \log_{16}\sqrt{16} \\\\= \log_{16}(16)^{1/2} \\\\= \dfrac{1}{2}\log_{16}16 .\end{array} Since $\log_bb=1,$ the expression, $ \log_{16}16 ,$ simplifies to $1$. \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} \dfrac{1}{2}(1) \\\\= \dfrac{1}{2} .\end{array}
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