# log

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### Description

Description:
Base-10 logarithm of x.
The function of log(x) will never touch the y-axis.
Groups:
Math

### Syntax

Syntax:
log x
Parameters:
x: Number - a positive number
Return Value:
Number

### Examples

Example 1:
_log = log 10;
Example 2:
_log = log abs -10;
Example 3:
finite log -10; // Returns false

Math Commands Logarithm

### Notes

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Posted on 23:14, 16 Jun 2014
ffur2007slx2_5
To clarify:
y = 10 ^ x // x = log y
People use logarithm at the purpose of simplifying multiplication via exponents plus years before.
23456*45634 = 1.07039e9 log 23456 = 4.37025; log 45634 = 4.65929; (log 23456) + (log 45634) = 9.02954 10^((log 23456) + (log 45634)) = 10 ^ 9.02954 // same as 23456*45634
As modern usage, for instance, to evaluate another exponent when multiple is known (Which magnitude is 4 times stronger than 8.3 earthquake?):
//_Unknown = log x; 8.3 = log y // x = 10 ^_Unknown; y = 10 ^8.3 //x/y = (10 ^_Unknown)/(10 ^8.3) = log 4 // x/y = _Unknown – 8.3 = 0.6 //_result = 8.9 magnitude _result = (log 4) + 8.3