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Terminology for exponentiation and logarithms 
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Jun1214, 05:38 AM

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I am attempting to write a page concerning exponentiation and logarithms for my website www.1728.com
Basically I'd like to know the precise terminology. In the equation 2³ = 8 we can say that "2" is the base, "3" is the exponent but what exactly is the "8" called? I have seen it referred to (no doubt incorrectly) as the power??? I'm thinking the "8" could be called the answer, the result, or the product but there might be a better term. In this equation, log _{2} (8) = 3 "2" is the base, "8" is the antilogarithm and "3" is the logarithm. (I'm guessing I have defined those correctly). Any answers would be greatly appreciated and thank you. 


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Jun1214, 07:56 AM

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Two to the third power is eight. The product is 8.
Log base two of eight is three. Your terms are good. 


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