1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Short question on division:

  1. Sep 21, 2010 #1
    what is: [log(log x)] / [log x]

    i would guess logx/1 but not sure
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 21, 2010 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    No, it's [log(log x)] / [log x]. :tongue:

    [tex]\frac{\log\log x}{\log x}[/tex] doesn't simplify.
  4. Sep 22, 2010 #3


    User Avatar
    Homework Helper

    [tex]\frac{log(log(x))}{log(x)}[/tex] would equal log(x) if [tex]log(log(x))=(log(x))^2=log(x)log(x)[/tex], but it doesn't :tongue:

    It's the same deal as trying to simplify say, [tex]\frac{sin(sinx)}{sinx}[/tex] this doesn't equal sin(x) because the numerator is not sin2(x)
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook