The Excel LOG10 Function
Base 10 Logarithm
The Logarithm of a number, to a given base, is the power to which the base must be raised to give that number.
The Base 10 Logarithm of a number, (also known as the Common Logarithm and written as Log10(x) ), is the logarithm to the base 10.
If 10x = y Then Log10(y) = x
Related Function:LOG Function
The Excel LOG10 function calculates the base 10 logarithm of a given number.
The syntax of the function is:
LOG10( number )
where the number argument is the positive real number that you want to calculate the base 10 logarithm of.
Log10 Function Examples
The following spreadsheet provides four examples of the Excel Log10 function:
|1||=LOG10( 100 )|
|2||=LOG10( 1000 )|
|3||=LOG10( 0.001 )|
|4||=LOG10( 25 )|
|1||2|| 102 = 100; Therefore, Log10(100) = 2|
|2||3|| 103 = 1000; Therefore, Log10(1000) = 3|
|3||-3|| 10-3 = 0.001; Therefore, Log10(0.001) = -3|
|4||1.397940009|| 101.397940009 = 25; Therefore, Log10(25) = 1.397940009|
Further examples of the Excel Log10 function are provided on the Microsoft Office website.
Log10 Function Errors
If you get an error from the Excel Log10 function, this is likely to be one of the following:
|#NUM!||-||Occurs if the supplied number argument is negative or zero.|
|#VALUE!||-||Occurs if the supplied number argument is non-numeric.|