1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution Hi, I'm evaluating a log, and I'm wondering how many words I can use. When I'm trying different exponents to narrow in on the exponent that I'm looking for, can I use words next to each equation? For example, "this is not big enough" next to the numbers that aren't close to the number I'm looking for, or "try this:" next to the next number that I'm going to try as an exponent ? Is that appropriate?