My test here asks me to: "Use log5 2 =0.4307 and log5 3=0.6826 to approximate the value of log5 12."(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

According to my textbook I would solve this by subtracting (using the quotient property): 0.6826-0.4307. That = 0.2519.

But that number isn't right!

log5 12=1.544 (about) Which I found by trial and error. I have to show my work on the test so I need to know how to do it the "right" way.

How would I solve this the way it was intended to be?

Thanks,

Alan

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# Homework Help: Problems with the quotient property of logarithms

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