Common logarithms

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logarithms of which the base is 10; - so called from Henry Briggs, who invented them.

See also: Logarithm

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Explorations of this kind also provide a way for students to experience and appreciate the relationships between common logarithms and powers of ten, fundamental to understanding the concept of logarithms.
b) Can you suggest why common logarithms have base 10?
Numbers that aren't a power of 10 need to be looked up in tables of common logarithms or calculated using a calculator.