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Problem: When taking the logarithm of a number, what determines the number of decimal places in the result?a. the number of digits before the decimal point in the number whose logarithm is being calculatedb. the number of decimal places in the number whose logarithm is being calculatedc. the number of zeroes after the decimal point in the number whose logarithm is being calculatedd. the number of significant figures in the number whose logarithm is being calculated

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When you take the logarithm of a number

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When taking the logarithm of a number, what determines the number of decimal places in the result?

a. the number of digits before the decimal point in the number whose logarithm is being calculated

b. the number of decimal places in the number whose logarithm is being calculated

c. the number of zeroes after the decimal point in the number whose logarithm is being calculated

d. the number of significant figures in the number whose logarithm is being calculated

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