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Help me rearrange this!

  1. Nov 3, 2007 #1
    ok i want d the subject in:
    m - M = 5 (log d) - 5

    ok now.
    (m - M) + 5 = 5(log d)

    ((m - M) + 5) / 5 = log d

    d = 10 ^ ((m - M) +5) / 5)

    is that right?
     
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  3. Nov 3, 2007 #2

    Avodyne

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    Yes, assuming the log is base 10.
     
  4. Nov 3, 2007 #3
    yes im pretty sure it is. everything i have seen on the equation (its the equation to work out distance from absolute and apparent magnitude) has nothing other than base 10. so assuming base 10 cool :D
     
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