How to Convert Exponents to Logs

Exponents convert to coefficients by applying a log function.
••• Hemera Technologies/ Images

Since exponents and logarithms are two versions of the same mathematical concept, exponents can be converted to logarithms, or logs. An exponent is a superscript number attached to a value, indicating how many times the value is multiplied by itself. The log is based on exponential powers, and is just a rearrangement of terms. Conversion between the two can aid you in exponent comprehension through viewing it from another angle.

    Declare an expression containing an exponent. For this example, the expression is 9^3, or nine times nine times nine.

    Solve the exponent, then write the exponent and its solution as an equation. For this example, 9^3 results in 729. The equation should read 9^3 = 729, with 9 being the initial number, 3 being the exponent and 729 being the answer.

    Rewrite the initial number as the base of the logarithm, the answer as the number that follows the logarithm base and the exponent as the new answer. For this example, the exponential equation 9^3 = 729 becomes the logarithmic equation log9 729 = 3.

Related Articles

What Is a Quotient & Dividend?
How to Get a Remainder in Your Calculator
How to Calculate Arctan
How to Solve a Parabola
How to Get Rid of Cubed Power
How to Square a Fraction With a Variable
How to Evaluate Logarithms With Square Root Bases
What Is the Square Root Method?
How to Turn Fractions Into Integers
How to Convert Square Meters to Square Feet With a...
How to Find Equations of Tangent Lines
How to Determine an Unknown Exponent
How to Find the X Intercept of a Function
What Does YX Mean on a Calculator?
How to Teach Multiplication to the Second Grade Using...
What Are Subtraction Sentences?
How to Calculate Antilog
How to Solve for X in the Numerator
How to Divide Polynomials By Monomials
How to Do Exponents on the TI-30XIIS

Dont Go!

We Have More Great Sciencing Articles!