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November 8th, 2016, 04:25 AM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: Feb 2014 Posts: 112 Thanks: 1  logarithm properties
Hello, How in this example log changed to exp? with which law? Thanks 
November 8th, 2016, 04:34 AM  #2 
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$$\log_b x=y \implies b^y=x$$ Or, alternatively and equivalently $$b^{\log_b x}=x$$ 
November 8th, 2016, 04:42 AM  #3 
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Thank you but we have exponential.

November 8th, 2016, 04:47 AM  #4 
Math Team Joined: May 2013 From: The Astral plane Posts: 1,493 Thanks: 561 Math Focus: Wibbly wobbly timeywimey stuff. 
What v8archie is trying to say is, just take the exponential of both sides. $\displaystyle \log(x) = y \implies x = e^y$ (This is assuming that log means "log with the base e.") Dan Last edited by skipjack; November 8th, 2016 at 04:53 AM. 
November 8th, 2016, 05:02 AM  #5 
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As exp is the inverse of log, one can remove log from the lefthand side and put exp in the righthand side.

November 8th, 2016, 05:22 AM  #6 
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