Logarithms sound bad I know, but they’re not.
Say, ‘ten cross ten’. The answer is 100 is it not? It is 2 layers high:
This means the same thing, but we use less rods when the towers get higher. We can turn this one on its side if we like:
This means 10×10, 10 squared, 10 raised to the power 2, answer is 100
THE LOGARITHM OF 100 IS 2
…if you are using orange rods and you call an orange rod 10
THE LOGARITHM IS THE HEIGHT OF THE TOWER, THAT’S ALL…………….
The only thing to stress is that the tower must be made of the same colour of rods.
This colour is called the BASE