In this series, I’m compiling some of the quips and one-liners that I’ll use with my students to hopefully make my lessons more memorable for them.

Today’s awful pun comes courtesy of Math With Bad Drawings. Suppose we need to solve for in the following equation:

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Naturally, the first step is taking the logarithm of both sides. But with which base? There are two reasonable options for most handheld scientific calculators: base-10 and base-. So I’ll tell the class my preference:

I’m organic; I only use natural logs.

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*Posted by John Quintanilla on April 21, 2017*

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