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Why ( 2 + Log5÷log2) Different from ( Log5÷log2 + 2)

  1. Nov 12, 2009 #1
    Hi

    why ( 2 + Log5÷log2) Different from ( Log5÷log2 + 2)

    please i want help
     
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  3. Nov 12, 2009 #2

    Gib Z

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    From exactly how you have written it, it isn't. Are there any other brackets you may have omitted?
     
  4. Nov 12, 2009 #3

    HallsofIvy

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    What you have written: [itex]2+ \frac{log 5}{log 2}[/itex] is not at all different from [itex]\frac{log 5}{log 2}+ 2[/itex].

    If you mean [itex]\frac{2+ log 5}{log 2}[/itex] then that is quite different. It is just that the way you are writing it is not clear whether you mean 2+ (log 5/log 2) or (2+ log 5)/log 2.
     
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