# Homework Hints 10-2

[tippy title=”Problems 1-4″]Problems 1-4
There are many problems throughout the text labeled IN YOUR OWN WORDS. Just relax; do not be afraid to give your opinion. For the most part, these questions do not have “right” or “wrong” answers. You should spend about five minutes in answering each of these questions.[/tippy]

[tippy title=”Problems 5-18″]Problems 5-18
These problems are testing your knowledge of the definition of logarithm, as well as the fundamental property of logarithms.[/tippy]

[tippy title=”Problems 19-20″]Problems 19-20
Use the Grant’s tomb properties to answer find these values.  Do not use a calculator or a paper and pencil because these answers should be obvious.  If they are not, then you are not understanding the definition of logarithm.[/tippy]

[tippy title=”Problems 21-24″]Problems 21-24
Do not use your calculator, but do these problems mentally by thinking about the definition of logarithm.
For example, in Problem 21a think, “What is the exponent on a base 5 that gives 25?”
In Problem 23a, think “5 is the exponent on a base 10 which gives the value x?[/tippy]

[tippy title=”Problems 25-28″]Problems 25-28
Use the properties of logarithms; see Example 3.[/tippy]

[tippy title=”Problems 29-32″]Problems 29-32
Use the given pH formula. Use your calculator and substitute into the formula the given value and  simplify.[/tippy]

[tippy title=”Problems 33-34″]Problems 33-34
Here are two nice applications of logarithmic equations.  Evaluate these formulas using the given value.[/tippy]

[tippy title=”Problems 35-42″]Problems 35-42
The a and b parts of these problems should be compared as you do these problems. Part a is an equation from beginning algebra. As you do this part think about what you are doing to solve for x. Then, when you are doing part b, notice that this part uses the same steps that you used in part a.
For example, in Problem 35, the first step is to add 2 to both sides; note in part b, log 100 is the number 2. The second step is to multiply both sides by 2 to find the value of x in part a and the value of log x in part b. Once you have a value for log x, use the definition of logarithm to solve for x.[/tippy]

[tippy title=”Problems 43-54″]Problems 43-54
Use the definition of logarithms; see Example 5.[/tippy]

### Note: Homework Hints are given only for the Level 1 and Level 2 problems.

However, as you go through the book be sure you look at all the examples in the text. If you need hints for the Level 3 problems, check some sources for help on the internet (see the LINKS for that particular section. As a last resort, you can call the author at (707) 829-0606.

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