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If Log p + Log q= Log (p+q)

Then what is the relationship between p & q?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

I am getting:

Take the exponential of both sides.

There may be other solutions!

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi Agnishom and bobbym,

What bobbym has said holds good whatever log base you are using providing all three logs are the same base throughout the equation.

Furthermore, as log is an increasing function I think bobbym's answer is the only one.

Bob

ps. also providing neither p nor q is equal to 1.

*Last edited by bob bundy (2011-08-11 03:19:52)*

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What may b othr answers

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Some guy wrote:

There may be other solutions!

Bob does not think there are any others ( he has a point ) and I can not find any others. Maybe that statement was too cautious.

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bobbym wrote:

How did you get rid of e on the second line RHS

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi Agnishom

There are two rules being used here.

and

Bob

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Hi Bob

The LaTeX command for that is \Leftrightarrow.

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Thanks Stefy,

I thought that was what I typed but maybe not.

Bob

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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You need a big L to get the equivalence arrow.

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Thanks again.

Bob

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You are welcome!

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I understand now

Thanks bob bundy

Isn't thinkng about e a redundancy over here?

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