LOG10function returns the base 10 logarithm of a given number. It is commonly used in mathematical and scientific calculations.
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LOG10 formula with the syntax shown below, it has 1 required parameter:
- value (required):
The positive real number or cell reference to the cell containing the number for which you want to calculate the logarithm.
ExamplesHere are a few example use cases that explain how to use the
LOG10formula in Google Sheets.
The pH of a solution is calculated as the negative base 10 logarithm of the molar concentration of hydrogen ions in the solution. You can use the
LOG10 function to calculate the pH of a solution given its hydrogen ion concentration.
You can use the
LOG10 function to scale data that covers a large range of values. Taking the logarithm of the data can compress the range of values and make it easier to work with.
LOG10 function can also be used to create visualizations of data that cover a large range of values. By taking the logarithm of the data, you can create a more even distribution of values that is easier to visualize.
LOG10not working? Here are some common mistakes people make when using the
LOG10Google Sheets Formula:
Using a non-positive argument
The LOG10 function only works with positive numbers. If the argument is non-positive, the function returns an error. Make sure the argument is a positive number.
Using non-numeric values
The LOG10 function only works with numeric values. If the argument is non-numeric, the function returns an error. Make sure the argument is a numeric value.
Using the wrong argument order
The LOG10 function only takes one argument, which is the value to be evaluated. If you provide more than one argument or put them in the wrong order, the function returns an error. Make sure you only provide one argument and it is in the correct order.
The following functions are similar to
LOG10 or are often used with it in a formula:
LOGfunction in Google Sheets returns the logarithm of a given number to a specified base. This function is commonly used in mathematical and financial calculations.
LNformula returns the natural logarithm of a given value. The natural logarithm is the logarithm to the base e, where e is an irrational number approximately equal to 2.71828. The formula is commonly used in mathematical and scientific calculations.
EXPfunction returns the result of e raised to the power of a given exponent. This function is commonly used in mathematical and scientific calculations.
POWformula is a mathematical operator in Google Sheets used to raise a base number to the power of an exponent. It returns the result of the calculation. This formula is commonly used in financial analysis, engineering, and scientific research.
SQRTfunction returns the positive square root of a given number. It can be used to find the length of a side of a right triangle, or to calculate standard deviation. The function takes one argument, the value or reference to the cell containing the number for which you want to find the square root.
You can learn more about the
LOG10 Google Sheets function on Google Support.