Logarithms 3

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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson on logarithms, the focus is on graphing logarithmic functions. The first step is to rewrite the function as y = log base 2 of x, and then rewrite it as an exponential function, which is 2 to the y = x. By making a table of ordered pairs and plotting them on a graph, the unique shape of a logarithmic function can be seen. Additionally, by understanding the basic shapes of both exponential and logarithmic functions, it becomes easier to graph more complex functions.

Lesson Description:

In this video, we graph logarithmic equations.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you graph logarithmic equations?
  • How do you graph f(x) = log of x base 2?
  • How do you make a table to graph a logarithmic function?
  • What does the graph of a logarithmic function look like?
  • What do the inverse functions y = 2^x and y = log base 2 of x look like on the same graph?
  • How are exponential graphs and logarithmic graphs similar and different?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson explains how to graph logarithmic functions. Make sure you understand the concepts explained in the first two parts of this series before attempting this lesson. This is a great tutorial for learning to graph logarithmic functions. The tables used to graph are explained in great detail. Exponential graphs and logarithmic graphs are compared and explained in this lesson.