# How do you calculate log50 with a calculator?

Oct 2, 2016

You will need a scientific calculator.

They work in different ways ...

Some you key in 50 first, then press the log key.
The answer appears on the display immediately
(These are generally the older models)

Others work with D.A.L. (direct algebraic logic).
Press the log key then 50 and then =.

You should get the answer as $1.69897 \ldots$