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TidusBlade

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I was just wondering what's the "magic" behind logarithms. Just took them in school, and I get the part that they're just the reverse of exponents but it still feels sort of like a mystery every time I solve a logarithm using a calculator. Just like how addition is the slow way of multiplication: [tex]6\times3 = 6 + 6 + 6[/tex] and multiplication is the slow way of raising something to some power: [tex]$ 6^3 = 6\times6\times6[/tex] so surely there must some long/slow way to do logarithms that was in use before they were discovered/invented? [tex]$ (\log _{2}^{32} = 5) = ?$[/tex]

Hopefully someone can shed some light on this, it's sort of bugging me that I have no idea what goes on behind the scenes, Thanks ^^

Hopefully someone can shed some light on this, it's sort of bugging me that I have no idea what goes on behind the scenes, Thanks ^^

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