# Math

I don't understand how log2 √(1/2) turned into log2 2^(-1/2).

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You will have to know the 3 prime properties of logs

1. logk (AB) = logk A + logk B
2. logk(A/B) = logk A - logk B
3. logk (A^n) = n logk A
where k is any positive number , k ≠ 1

so log2√36 - log2 log2</sub√72
= log2 (√36/√72)
= log2 √(36/72)
= log2 √(1/2)
= log2 2^(-1/2)
= (-1/2) log2 2
= (-1/2)(1)
= -1/2

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