correct, mikau: it doesn't matter which comes first, not even the exponent rule... the only ordering you have to obey is PEMDAS, as MathsIsFun said.

]]>And I would say, for example, that "log x²" would really mean "log (x²)", not "(log x)²"

]]>if you would post a specific question where you ran into trouble, I would be more than happy to explain what I'm talking about using your situation as an example...

oh and btw the second one should be: (log m) - (log n) = log (m/n)

]]>log m + log n = log mn

log m - log n = log n/n

x log m = log of m to the x'th power.

But which comes first? Sometimes you get long logarithmic equations and it doesn't come out because I didn't use these simplifications in the correcto order.

Which comes first?

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