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If Log 5 = a, and Log 2 = b, determine Log 125 + Log 8 in terms of a and b

I did this:

$$Log 125 + Log 8$$

$$Log 5^3 + Log 2^3$$

$$a^3 + b^3$$

OR,

$$3Log5 + 3Log2$$

$$3a + 3b$$

Once again, thank you..

juriemagic  Nov 12, 2018

### Best Answer

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If Log(5) = a, and Log(2) = b, determine Log(125) + Log(8) in terms of a and b

$$\begin{array}{|rcll|} \hline \boxed{125 = 5^3 \\ 8 = 2^3} \\ && \log(125) + \log(8) \\ &=& \log(5^3) + \log(2^3) \quad & \quad \boxed{\log(a^b) = b\times\log(a)} \\ &=& 3\times \log(5) + 3\times \log(2) \quad & \quad \log(5) = a,~ \log(2)=b \\ &=& 3\times a + 3\times b \\ &\mathbf{=}& \mathbf{3\times (a + b)} \\ \hline \end{array}$$

heureka  Nov 12, 2018
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Best Answer

If Log(5) = a, and Log(2) = b, determine Log(125) + Log(8) in terms of a and b

$$\begin{array}{|rcll|} \hline \boxed{125 = 5^3 \\ 8 = 2^3} \\ && \log(125) + \log(8) \\ &=& \log(5^3) + \log(2^3) \quad & \quad \boxed{\log(a^b) = b\times\log(a)} \\ &=& 3\times \log(5) + 3\times \log(2) \quad & \quad \log(5) = a,~ \log(2)=b \\ &=& 3\times a + 3\times b \\ &\mathbf{=}& \mathbf{3\times (a + b)} \\ \hline \end{array}$$

heureka  Nov 12, 2018
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Hi Heureka,

I really thought I had replied, but for some reason I do not see it...I was asking yhis:

Because they asked for in terms of a and b, does it necessarilly mean that I cannot multiply the 3 with the bracket?..so 3a + 3b is incorrect?..the "a" and "b" has to be single digits?

juriemagic  Nov 14, 2018
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Your answer is correct! 3a + 3b is exactly the same as 3 x (a + b). He has simply factored out the 3.

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thank you guest..much appreciated

juriemagic  Nov 14, 2018

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