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Last night, while on patrol, Agent 008 came upon a spaceship! He hid behind a tree and watched a group of little space creatures carrying all sorts of equipment out of the ship. But suddenly, he sneezed. The creatures jumped back into their ship and sped off into the night. Agent 008 noticed that they had dropped something, so he went and picked it up. It was a calculator! What a great discovery. He noticed that it had a  button, and he noticed something interesting: did not equal ! With this calculator, . He tried some more: and . Homework Help ✎

  1. What base do the space creatures work in? Explain how you can tell.

    You are looking for the base of the log.
    What is ?
    Rewrite that equation in exponential form. How can you solve it?
    Use Guess and Check if you can’t think of another method.
    Does the same base work for and ?

  2. How many fingers do you think the space creatures have?

    How many fingers do you have? What is the base of the log on your calculator?