How to find logarithm of a number having negative characteristic.

Jul 2016
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Hi,
can anybody help me find logarithm of a number having negative characteristic?
For example, log(0.00462).
Any help would be highly appreciated.
Thanks.
 
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romsek

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$\log_{10}(10^k x) = \log(x) + k$

so for example I assume you can find $y=\log(4.62)$ where in this case $k=-3$

then

$\log(0.00462) = y - 3$
 
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Jul 2016
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pakistan
I don't understand $ and euro currency sign. For which purpose they are used here, I don't understand your answer. Thanks for your reply. though. I can find all kinds of logs, but not logs having negative characteristics, e.g. log(0.00462) and log(.5143). It's easily found using a calculator, but I want to find it manually.
Any help would be highly appreciated.
Thanks.
 
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romsek

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Is that any better? Your browser isn't rendering the LaTex.
 

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Jul 2016
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Simply tell me how log(0.00462)=-2.3354 and log(.5143)=-.288791
 
Jul 2016
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pakistan
Now I understand. I have solved other problems like this. Thanks.
 
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