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Evaluate $\log_{\sqrt{5}} 125\sqrt{5}$.

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\(\)Input:$\log_{\sqrt{5}} 125\sqrt{5}$

Intepretation:

\(1.\log_{\sqrt{5}} 125\sqrt{5}\) (Scientific Calculator 2.0)

We want to know how many powers of \(\sqrt5\) equal to \(125\sqrt5\)

Looking at the numbers, we can know that the power is an integer, therefore:

\(1.\sqrt5^2=5\) \(,\space2.\sqrt5^3=5\sqrt5\)

\(3.\sqrt5^4=25\)\(,\space4.\sqrt5^5=25\sqrt5\)

\(5.\sqrt5^6=125\)\(,\space6.\sqrt5^7=125\sqrt5\)

Answer \(=7\)

Intepretation No.2:
\(2.\sqrt5\cdot125\sqrt5\) (Wolfram Computational Engine)

Cancel the two \(\sqrt5\) (\(\sqrt5^2=5\))

\(=5\cdot125\)

\(=625\)

Answer \(=625\)

Jeffes02  Aug 18, 2017
edited by Jeffes02  Aug 18, 2017
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Hi  Jeffes,

Thanks for answering this and other questions, it is appreciated.

 

I just wanted to point out that you are using QED incorrectly.

QED is used at the end of proofs, it means.. 'thus it has been demonstrated'.

Here you are simplifying an expression, you are not proving anything. So it is not appropriate to add QED at the end :)

 

 

Melody  Aug 18, 2017
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Fixed :D

Jeffes02  Aug 18, 2017
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Mmmmm....and all along I thought "Q.E.D."   referred to  "Quit Eating Dinner !!! "

 

 

 

cool cool cool

CPhill  Aug 18, 2017
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Hi Chris :D

Yes that is very understandable :)

But then who'd want to quit eating dinner!    Unless it include brussel sprouts of course :)

Melody  Aug 19, 2017

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