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If we tell -2^3=-8 we have a correct result.

So??? Thank you!!!

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If we tell -2^3=-8 we have a correct result.

So??? Thank you!!!

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But:

You'll only be able to find such matches for some INTEGER values.

With any positive number distinct from 1 as chosen as base, we can, with the associated logarithm function represent EVERY positive number as a power of our base.

Having a negative number as your base, however, you cannot gain this type of general usage, that is, a continuous logarithm function covering, say, all the negative numbers is impossible to construct.

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Thus, for simplicity, we say that you can't have a negative number as your base.

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That was very clear answer. I hope to be many other guys like you in this forum

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You are welcome! There are many such guys here.

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