# Applications of Exponential| and| Logarithmic Functions|

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EARTHQUAKE WORD PROBLEMS: As with any word problem, the trick is convert a narrative statement or question to a mathematical statement. Before we start, let's talk about earthquakes and how we measure their intensity.

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Applications of Exponential| and| Logarithmic Functions|APPLICATIONS OF EXPONENTIAL|AND|LOGARITHMIC FUNCTIONS|EARTHQUAKE WORD PROBLEMS: As with any word problem, the trick is convert a narrative statement or question to a mathematical statement. Before we start, let's talk about earthquakes and how we measure their intensity. In 1935 Charles Richter defined the magnitude of an earthquake to be where I is the intensity of the earthquake (measured by the amplitude of a seismograph reading taken 100 km from the epicenter of the earthquake) and S is the intensity of a ''standard e

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