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Question

Which of these is correct?

A

$\text"log"(1 + 2 + 3)$ = $\text"log"(1 × 2 × 3)$.

B

$\text"log"_4(4)$ = 4.

C

$\text"log"_6(6)$ = 36.

D

$\text"log"_2(1)$ = 2.

Soln.
Ans: a

Speaking factually, log(m + n + p) = log(m × n × p) is possible only if m × n × p = m + n + p, hence the answer, because 1 × 2 × 3 = 1 + 2 + 3. Expressions of the form $\text"log"_m(n) = p$ are same as mp = n. We can see that none of the other options makes it correct.


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