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**Al-Allo****Member**- Registered: 2012-08-23
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Hi, quick question.

Is there a difference in notation when I say :

(log8(x))^2

and

log8(x)^2

Is it different ??? Thank you !

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 107,765

Hi;

The parentheses is not necessary, the log operator has precedence.

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