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" If the number is less than 1, make the characteristic of the logarithm negative, and one unit more than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure of the given number. "
New School Algebra - Page 372
by George Albert Wentworth - 1898 - 407 pages
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An elementary treatise on logarithms

William Henry Johnstone - 1859 - 80 pages
...number. If the natural number have no integer places, then the characteristic is a negative quantity one more than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure. 31. Hence, referring to the table given above we shall find: log 295-24 = 2-4701752 log 29-547 = 1-4705134...
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Plane and Spherical Trigonometry

George Albert Wentworth - Trigonometry - 1882 - 232 pages
...number one more than the number of units in the characteristic. If the characteristic is negative, make the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure of the corresponding number one less than the number of units in the characteristic. Thus, the characteristic...
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Five-place Logarithmic and Trigonometric Tables

George Albert Wentworth, George Anthony Hill - Logarithms - 1883 - 186 pages
...number one more than the number of units in the characteristic. If the characteristic is negative, make the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure of the corresponding number one less than the number of units in the characteristic. Thus, the characteristic...
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Plane Trigonometry and Tables

George Albert Wentworth - Plane trigonometry - 1885 - 96 pages
...number one more than the number of units in the characteristic. If the characteristic is negative, make the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure of the corresponding number one less than the number of units in the characteristic. Thus, the characteristic...
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Elements of Algebra

George Albert Wentworth - Algebra - 1886 - 168 pages
...number one more than the number of units in the characteristic. If the characteristic is negative, make the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure of the corresponding number one less than the number of units in the characteristic. Thus, the characteristic...
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Plane Trigonometry

George Albert Wentworth - 1887 - 206 pages
...number one more than the number of units in the characteristic. If the characteristic is negative, make the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure of the corresponding number one less than the number of units in the characteristic. Thus, the characteristic...
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A Higher Algebra

George Albert Wentworth - Algebra - 1891 - 550 pages
...more than the number of units in the characteristic. RULE 4. If the characteristic is negative, make the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure of the corresponding number one less than the number of units in the characteristic. is 4, the corresponding...
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Five-place Logarithmic and Trigonometric Tables

George Albert Wentworth - Logarithms - 1895 - 106 pages
...characteristic of the logarithm one unit less than the number of figures on the left of the decimal point. If the number is less than 1 , make the characteristic...than the number of zeros between the decimal point aud the first significant figure of the given number. If the characteristic of a given logarithm is...
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Five-place Logarithmic and Trigonometric Tables

George Albert Wentworth, George Anthony Hill - Logarithms - 1895 - 194 pages
...characteristic of the logarithm one unit less than the number of figures on the left of the decimal point. lf the number is less than 1. make the characteristic...logarithm. negative. and one unit more than the number of seros between the decimal point and the first significant figure of the given number. lf the characteristic...
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Exercises in Physical Measurement

Louis Winslow Austin, Charles Burton Thwing - Physics - 1895 - 222 pages
...more than the number of units in the characteristic. (IV.) If the characteristic is negative, make the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant figure of the corresponding fraction, one less than the number of units in the characteristic. Thus, the logarithm...
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