# How do you solve #log_10 5#?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 2, 2016

#### Answer:

The 10 is the base, and the 5 is what the base and the exponent give.

#### Explanation:

We must keep it in logarithmic form to evaluate, however.

We can evaluate using the rule

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= 0.70

Alternatively, you could have just calculated log5, because log10 **always gives 1**.