Base (Algebra)
Pronunciation: /beɪs/ Explain
In algebra, a base is a number or variable
that is raised to a power in
exponents
and
logarithms.^{[2]}
In the exponential expression b^{x},
b is the base and x is the exponent.
In the logarithmic expression
log_{b}x, the base is
b.
In base n numbering systems, the base of the system is the number that is
represented by the digits 10.
References
- McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, base. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 24. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book
- base. merriam-webster.com. Encyclopedia Britannica. Merriam-Webster. Last Accessed 6/19/2018. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/base. Buy the book
- Fischer, George Egbert, Ph.D. and Schwatt, Isaac J., Ph.D.. Rudiments of Algebra. pg 35. www.archive.org. Fischer and Schwatt. 1901. Last Accessed 6/19/2018. http://www.archive.org/stream/rudimentsalgebr00schwgoog#page/n47/mode/1up/search/base. Buy the book
- Jones, Burton. Elementary Concepts of Mathematics. pp 42-51. www.archive.org. MacMillan and Company. 1947. Last Accessed 6/19/2018. http://www.archive.org/stream/elementaryconcep029487mbp#page/n63/mode/1up/search/base. Buy the book
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McAdams, David E. Base (Algebra). 4/12/2019. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/b/base.html.
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