Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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Chapter 9 - Section 9.3 - Logarithmic Functions - Exercise Set - Page 700: 54


$\log{1000} = 3$

Work Step by Step

The given expression involves a common logarithm, meaning that no base is written in, so its base is 10. RECALL: $\log{y}=x \longrightarrow 10^x=y$ Let $\log{1000}=x$ Use the rule above, with $y=1000$, to obtain: $10^x=1000 \\10^x=10^3$ Use the rule "If $a^x=a^y$, then $x=y$" to obtain: $x=3$ Therefore, $\log{1000} = 3$
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