| John Rome Battle - Lubrication and lubricants - 1920 - 1294 pages
...while the characteristic of the loga.-ithm of a number less than unity is negative and is numerically **one greater than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** figure. Thus the characteristics of the following are shown: Characteristic of log. .9426 = -1 Characteristic... | |
| David Francis Jordan - Investments - 1920 - 480 pages
...or 8.77815 — 10. The characteristic of the logs of fractions is a minus quantity and is one more **than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** figure of the fraction. Logs are determined irrespective of decimals, the number being considered as... | |
| Edward Ira Edgerton, Wallace Edgar Bartholomew - Business mathematics - 1922 - 334 pages
...mantissa added is positive. Hence, in general, the characteristic of any number less than 1 is one more **than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** figure, and is negative. Thus, the characteristic of the logarithm of .00468 is 3; of .7396 is I; of... | |
| Robert Riegel - Business - 1924 - 586 pages
...our second rule: 2. The characteristic of a number less than one is negative, and it is numerically **one greater than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first** figure other than a cipher.1 .1 = -! .01=~2 .001 = -3 .0001 = -4 Examples Log. of 12 1.07918 Log. of... | |
| David Francis Jordan - Investments - 1922 - 456 pages
...or 8.77815 — 10. The characteristic of the logs of fractions is a minus quantity and is one more **than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** figure of the fraction. Logs are determined irrespective of decimals, the number being considered as... | |
| Lucius Tuttle, John Satterly - Mathematics - 1925 - 364 pages
...(including any ciphers) to the left of the decimal point. For any number less than unity it is one more **than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** figure and is negative. 59. Use of a Table of Logarithms. A four-place table of logarithms is in general... | |
| Lloyd Leroy Smail - Finance - 1925 - 338 pages
...The characteristic of the logarithm of a number less than 1 is negative, and is numerically one more **than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** figure in the given number. These rules are very important and should be thoroughly memorized-,/ EXAMPLES... | |
| Surveying - 1940 - 410 pages
...Log 1.359 = 0.13322 b. For numbers less than unity, the characteristic is negative. It is one more **than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** figure. Since the mantissa is positive, the negative sign is placed above the characteristic to show... | |
| United States. War Department - 410 pages
...Log 1.359 = 0.13322 6. For numbers less than unity, the characteristic is negative. It is one more **than the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** figure. Since the mantissa is positive, the negative sign is placed above the characteristic to show... | |
| 398 pages
...the logs of 49, "7, 7000, -0007, \, Щ. 12. How many digits are there in 1825 and in 1318? 13. Find **the number of ciphers between the decimal point and the first significant** figure in (^)1000 and in (J)100. 14. Divide Г4-326847 by 9. 15. Find log 128, log 125, log 2500, having... | |
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