# Chapter 5 - Exponential and Logarithmic Functions - 5.4 Logarithmic Functions - 5.4 Assess Your Understanding: 6

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#### Work Step by Step

If $a \gt 1$, then the graph of $\log_a{x}$ is increasing. If $1 \gt a \gt 0$, then the graph of $\log_a{x}$ is decreasing. Thus, the missing expression in the given statement is $\color{blue}{1}$.

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