# And ln relationship problems

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BOTH OF THESE SOLUTIONS ARE WRONG because the ordinary rules of \ln $, will be used in this problem set. PROPERTIES OF THE NATURAL. To get all answers for the above problems, we just need to give the logarithm . we determine that a relationship between the natural log and the exponential. This function is called the Natural Logarithm function and has the symbol ln. f(x)= ln x. The base for The same rules hold for the natural logarithmic function.

My boyfriend, "Hector," and I have been dating for four years. Like any couple, we've had our ups and downs.

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We used to argue a lot about things that were, in retrospect, petty and inconsequential. The beginning of last year was especially bad.

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We had each hit a wall professionally. We were always frustrated and stressed out, and though it was for reasons that had nothing to do with each other, it inevitably affected the way we treated each other.

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During this rocky time, I talked to my good friend "Michelle" a lot about the problems Hector and I were having. I'm not one to brag about my relationship when things are going well, so this was the first Michelle was really hearing details about my relationship, and they were all bad. As good friends do, Michelle immediately took my side in the fight even when I was wrong and built me up and told me I deserved to be treated better.

Hector and I have hugely improved our communication skills and are happier than ever. We talk about marriage regularly. I really think he's the one. The problem now is that Michelle still hates him.

OK, maybe "hate" is too strong a word, but she's definitely not a fan. I tried talking to her about it.

I told her that I know she got a bad impression of Hector from things I said but that we have worked on our communication and are doing much better. She said something like "that's great," but I knew she didn't mean it.

I feel that I should never have opened up to Michelle about the problems we were having.

Logarithmic Multiplication is Mighty Fun How long does it take to grow 4x your current amount? Sure, we could just use ln 4. We can consider 4x growth as doubling taking ln 2 units of time and then doubling again taking another ln 2 units of time: Any growth number, like 20, can be considered 2x growth followed by 10x growth.

## Demystifying the Natural Logarithm (ln)

Or 4x growth followed by 5x growth. Or 3x growth followed by 6. This relationship makes sense when you think in terms of time to grow.

If we want to grow 30x, we can wait ln 30 all at once, or simply wait ln 3to triple, then wait ln 10to grow 10x again. The net effect is the same, so the net time should be the same too and it is. Well, growing 5 times is ln 5. Suppose we want 30x growth: We can consider the equation to be: If I double the rate of growth, I halve the time needed.

The natural log can be used with any interest rate or time as long as their product is the same. You can wiggle the variables all you want. The Rule of 72 The Rule of 72 is a mental math shortcut to estimate the time needed to double your money.

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Now the question is easy: The Rule of 72 is useful for interest rates, population growth, bacteria cultures, and anything that grows exponentially.

Where to from here? I hope the natural log makes more sense — it tells you the time needed for any amount of exponential growth.