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5-130.

OLD SOFTWARE

Old computer programs used to only allow exponential functions with a certain base. If you needed an exponential in a different base, it had to be converted first. At right is the procedure for rewriting a base as an exponential function with a base of

Notice the second step of the model problem above. It is the Power Law of Logarithms; this law will become more and more necessary as this course progresses.