Common logarithms

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

See also: Logarithm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The properties of common logarithms (i.e., logarithms to base 10, often written without the base) helped us to see that, since
(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.