Logarithms 1

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Logarithms are a new notation that allows us to solve for y when it's in the exponent. If f of x equals b to the x, then f inverse of x is the log of x base b. We can convert from log to exponential form and vice versa, and then apply our knowledge to solve problems involving logarithms. We can also simplify log expressions by using the definition of logarithms, which is the exponent, and applying basic algebraic concepts.

Lesson Description:

This is an introduction to Logarithms. Includes the definition, how to change and equation from log form to exponential form, and vice versa. We simplify a log expression.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • What are logarithms?
  • What is the definition of a logarithm?
  • How do you change from log form to exponential form?
  • How do you change from exponential form to log form?
  • How do you simplify logarithmic expressions?
  • How do you simplify log base 4 of 16?
  • What is the inverse of an exponential function?
  • How do you write a logarithmic equation as an exponential equation?
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    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson is a basic introduction to logarithms and explains the concept of what a logarithm is, how logarithms relate to exponentials, and how to simplify logarithmic expressions. This is a great place to start if you are just learning about logarithms.