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The power to which a 'base number' (usually 10) has to be raised to produce a given number. as an example: Log (base 10) of 100 = 2 ............ because 10 raised to the power of 2 (or 10 squared) or 10 x 10 = 100 log (base 10) of 1000 = 3 ........... because 10 raised to the power of 3 (or 10 cubed) or 10 x 10 x10 = 1000 log (base 10) of 1000000000 = 9 ... because 10 raised to the powr of 9 or 10x10x10x10x10x10x10x10x10 = 1000000000 In a similar way log (base 2) of 16 = 4................. because 2x2x2x2 (2 raised to the power of 4) = 16 and so on.

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