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How do you change the base on the log function so you can do for example log with the base of 2 instead of base 10

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Hi,
Your calculator cannot compute directly the logarithms in an arbitrary base, but you have the means to obtain that indirectly.
You can use either of the conversion formulas shown on the screen capture (on the right). On screen capture ln stands for natural logarithm.
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If you want binary logarithms (logs in base 2) you use the relation
log_2 (x) =ln(x)/ln(2)
or
log_2(x)=log(x)/log(2)

Use whichever formula is shorter to key in (without pressing the 2nd key).

Hope it helps.

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

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How can i calculate log inverse with my fx-991ES plus


By 'log inverse', you presumably mean the inverse of the logarithm function. There are two logarithm functions on most scientific calculators. Firstly [ln], or natural logarithms, to the base e, where the inverse is e^x. Secondly [log], or logarithms to the base 10, where the inverse is 10^x.

Example 1 : ln(2) = 0.69314718 so e^0.69314718 = 2
Example 2: log(2) = 0.301029995 so 10^0.30102995 = 2

Oct 02, 2011 | Casio FX-115ES Scientific Calculator

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The Log function!!


I calculators you can't change or set the base of 'log' is default 10 so you need to know these:

log x (base y) = log x / log y


when log x it's automatic log x (base 10) here some examples:

log 8 (base 2) = log 8 / log 2
log 27 (base 3) = log 27 / log 3


and the base it's default 10 again, and that is how you need to use it in calculators(no bases), and here the explanation to this:

log x (base y) = log x (base 10) / log y (base 10) = (log x / log 10) / (log y / log 10) = (log x / log 10) * (log 10 / log y) = log x / log y


here so other stuff about 'log' :

log (x*y) = log x + log y
log (x/y) = log x - log y


Hope it's helped

on Jul 07, 2009 | Casio fx-300ES Calculator

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Hi, how do i calculate log^-1 on my ti-30xa? for example, in order to calculate log^-1(-2), what do i do? thank you.


The inverse of the common log function is the power function with base 10 (10^). It shares the same physical key as the log. You acees the function by pressing [2nd] [log]

Sep 09, 2011 | Texas Instruments TI-30XA Calculator

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How to take anti log in casio fx 991 ms and give example?


Depending on the actual log function you are talking about, the inverse function (what you call the anti log) can be one of several things.
The inverse of the natural log (LN) is the exponential function e^x.
If y= ln(x) then x=e^y
On a calculator functions that are inverse of one another share the same physical key. If one function is marked on a key, the inverse function is usually the SHIFTED (or 2nd) key
The inverse of the common (decimal logarithm) is the power function with 10 as base.
Example: if y= log(x) then x=10^y
For an arbitrary base (must be positive) if y= log_b(x) then x=b^y.
Note: I do not think that the FX-300ms can perform log calculations in bases other than e (natural log) or 10 (common decimal log).

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Where can I find the log values in TI 89


For natural logarithms, you can use the ln function (2ND shift of the X key). For example, the natural logarithm of 3 is 2ND [LN] 3 ) ENTER.

For logarithms to other bases, use the log function (diamond shift of the 7 key). For example, the base-2 logarithm of 16 is diamond 7 1 6 , 2 ) ENTER. If the base is 10 (common logarithms), you can omit the comma and the second argument.

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Using the correct key combination to determine inverse log


Hi,
Sorry to contradict you but there are many types of logarithms, the most important ones are
  1. the common logarithms (log in base 10),
  2. the natural logarithms (logarithms in base e)
  3. the binary logarithms (logarithms in base 2)
On calculators, the common logarithms are labeled [LOG], and the natural logarithms are labeled [LN].

The inverse function of the natural log function is the exponential (e^(x)), and the inverse of the log in base ten function is the function ten to the power of. It is called (sometimes) the antilog

Ex:
Question What is the antilog of 3.5678?
Answer The antilog of 3.5678 is 10^(3.5678) = 3696.579068
Verification: log(3696.57908) =3.5678

Hope it helps.



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How can I use the Log function on my calculator?


Hi ;

for log base 10 use the the "log" key

example :

log(2) + log(3) = log(6)

enter 2 press the log key you will get 0.30102999 press the '+" key than 3 log you should get 0.47712125 for it Press the "=" or enter and you should get 0.778151250 for a answer than press inv or 2nd log and you should get 6 for a answer

and that all there is to it

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I need help with a change of base formula problem.


It's simple here some logs:

log x base y = log x / log y
log (x*y) = log x + log y
log (x/y) = log x - log y
you just need to know that the default base of log in calculators is 10, so log x mean
log x base 10 = log x / log 10,
so write log x / log y for log x base y example:
log 8 base 2 = log 8 / log 2 that is how you write it on calculator, hope it was helpful

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To solve the problem using log


Look the calculators has a default base 10 and you can't change it but you may learn this:
log x base y = log x / log y
log (x*y) = log x + log y
log (x/y) = log x - log y
so instead input log 8 base 2 you need to input log 8 / log 2
your example answer is about 0.919... if i get right what did you write.
Glad to help :)

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Logarithmic functions


All calculators it's the same:
log x base y = log x / log y
log (x*y) = log x + log y
log (x/y) = log x - log y
the default base in all the calculators is 10 so instead of writing log 4 base 2 you simply need to write log 4 / log 2
Hope you understand :)

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