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LOG: Google Sheets Formulae Explained

How do you use LOG in Google Sheets?

LOG is a function in Google Sheets that calculates the natural logarithm of a number. The function takes a single argument, the number to calculate the logarithm for. The LOG function can be used to calculate the logarithm of a number in any base, but it is most commonly used to calculate the logarithm of a number in base 10. The LOG function can be used in a number of different ways in Google Sheets. For example, the LOG function can be used to calculate the percentage change in a number over a given period of time. To do this, the LOG function is used to calculate the logarithm of the original number, and then the percentage change is calculated using the formula ((new_number - original_number) / original_number) * 100. The LOG function can also be used to calculate the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of a number. To do this, the LOG function is used to calculate the logarithm of the original number, and then the CAGR is calculated using the formula (1 + LOG(1 + (original_number / 100))) ^ (1 / number_of_years).

What is the syntax of LOG in Google Sheets?

The LOG function in Google Sheets returns the natural logarithm of a number. The syntax for the function is: LOG(number)

What is an example of how to use LOG in Google Sheets?

LOG(x) returns the natural logarithm of x. This function is especially useful when working with exponential data or formulas. For instance, the following formula calculates the percentage growth of a value over a period of time:

=LOG(A2/A1)^(1/T) - 1

Where A1 is the starting value, A2 is the ending value, and T is the number of time periods in between.

When should you not use LOG in Google Sheets?

There are a few instances where you might not want to use LOG in Google Sheets. First, LOG can only be used in the cell editor, so you can't use it in formulas. Second, LOG is not compatible with Google Sheets' built-in functions, so you can't use it in functions like AVERAGE or SUM. Finally, LOG is not compatible with Google Sheets' conditional formatting, so you can't use it to create dynamic charts or graphs.

What are some similar formulae to LOG in Google Sheets?

LOG is the logarithm function in Google Sheets. It calculates the logarithm of a number, to a given base. In Google Sheets, the LOG function is written as LOG(number,base). The number is the number to be logarithmmed, and the base is the number to which the logarithm is to be taken. For example, LOG(100,10) would return the value of 3.16227766, since 10 is the base to which the logarithm of 100 is taken. LOG can be used to solve for unknown values in logarithmic equations.

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