# How would you graph y = ln(x^2)  without a calculator?

Apr 22, 2016

I tried with a....simplification...!

#### Explanation:

I would try using the base of the natural log (which is the irrational number $e = 2.71828$) as being $3$. This is a huge simplification but it helps to make things easier for us.

So basically I would graph:

$y = {\log}_{3} \left({x}^{2}\right)$

Where the "real" graph is:

graph{ln(x^2) [-10, 10, -5, 5]}