How would you calculate x in the following equation?
log x = 5
The easy way to solve this equation is to take the anti-log. As division is the reverse of
multiplication, so anti-log is the reverse of log. To take the anti-log log10 x = 5:
anti-log (log X) = anti-log 5
x = anti-log 5
x = 100,000
This is accomplished on a calculator by pressing the 5, INV, then the LOG key. This causes the
inverse of the log process.