# Answer to Question #14877 in Calculus for ARUNAVA

Question #14877

ln 0.233 =(-1.455) but how?

Expert's answer

ln can be negative, because ln - it's exponentiation. { Ln 0.233=log e (0.233) }

- number needed to bring e to 0.233. But 0.233<1, so index will be negative.

(For example, log 8 (1/2) = -1/3, because 8^(-1/3)=1/2 )

- number needed to bring e to 0.233. But 0.233<1, so index will be negative.

(For example, log 8 (1/2) = -1/3, because 8^(-1/3)=1/2 )

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