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12-207.

Given $\operatorname{ln} 2 ≈ 0.69315$and ln $3 ≈ 1.0986$, why is $\operatorname{ln} 2 \lt 1$ and $\operatorname{ln} 3 \gt 1$? For what value of $x$ does $\operatorname{ln} x = 1$?

What is the base of the natural log?