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Go left of the number (Posted on 2020-11-15) Difficulty: 2 of 5
Find the leftmost digit of 1237 (pencil and paper solution required)

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A table of logarithms is made of paper.

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The common log of 12 is 1.07918

Multiply that by 37 to get 39.92966

The antilog of the mantissa is 8.50 and the first digit is 8.

Verify with calculator:

8.5056224998211 x 10^39

  Posted by Charlie on 2020-11-15 11:49:18
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