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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

## The High School Algebra Tutor

Research and Education Association - Study Aids - 1985 - 346 pages
...The characteristic of the common logarithm of any positive number less than 1 is negative and is one more than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first digit. To find the mantissa, see a table of common logarithms of numbers. If we proceed with the arithmetic...

## Problems in Chemistry, Second Edition

Daley - Science - 1988 - 500 pages
...to the left of the decimal point. For numbers less than 1 the characteristic is negative and is one more than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first digit to the right of the decimal point. Negative characteristics are written in either of two ways....

## High School Trigonometry Tutor

Mathematics - 356 pages
...must be one zero between the decimal point and the first nonzero number. (The characteristic is one more than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first nonzero digit) . Therefore the number N is: .02276368 .022764 • PROBLEM 10-35 Find N if log N = 3.6129....

## McA: Entrance Examination

J.V. Subrahmanyan - 2004 - 1128 pages
...1000 x 0.30103 = - 301.03 = - 302 + (1 - .03) = - 302 + . 97 = 302.97 (v Mantissa must be positive).'. The number of zeros between the decimal point and the first significant number is 302-1 = 301. (14) Prove that log! 0 2 lies between - and т« ,* Solution : To prove that...

S D JEYASEELAN - Mathematics - 1993 - 470 pages
...decimal point and is positive. (»'/') For a number less than one, the characteristic is the number, one more, than the number of zeros between the decimal point and the first non-zero digit in the number expressed as a decimal and it is negative. Problem Set С (1) Write down...