A function giving the base-10 logarithm of its argument.

X = LOG(Y)

This function calculates the common (base 10) logarithm of its argument. Inverse logarithms (anti-logs) can be calculated by raising 10 to the power of the logarithm. For example, if x=LOG(y) then y=10<sup>x</sup>.

Logarithms are 'traditionally' used for multiplication (by adding the logarithms) and division (by subtracting the logarithms). For example,

10 log1=LOG(2.5)
20 log2=LOG(2)
30 log3=log1+log2
40 answer=10^log3
50 PRINT answer



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