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    According to this vid: http://www.examsolutions.net/maths-r...examples-1.php

    Writing 'Log' on its on with no base indicates base 10. Is this OK to do so in an exam? I really cba writing the base down all the time LOL that's why :P
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    In general log indicates log base e


    However in A level the standard is to use log as log10 and ln as the natural log
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    (Original post by MSI_10)
    According to this vid: http://www.examsolutions.net/maths-r...examples-1.php

    Writing 'Log' on its on with no base indicates base 10. Is this OK to do so in an exam? I really cba writing the base down all the time LOL that's why :P
    As TenofThem said:
    - in real maths, "log" is taken to mean "log base e"
    - in school maths, "log" will be assumed to mean "log base 10" unless you define it otherwise.

    Once you get beyond basic questions, though, using "log" without specifying the base will become troublesome as you have to change the base to answer a lot of questions.
 
 
 
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