# Calculate log of number less than raised to power I want to calculate the value of 0.9 raised to power 17.I am using the log method. 17 * log(0.9).Am I doing this correctly?

Calculate log of number less than raised to power
I want to calculate the value of 0.9 raised to power 17.I am using the log method.
$17\cdot \mathrm{log}\left(0.9\right)$.Am I doing this correctly?
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neobuzdanio
Yes, but your answer is incomplete. Once you calculate $17×\mathrm{log}\left(0.9\right)$, you need to take the anti-log to get the actual value of ${0.9}^{17}$. Assuming your log was the natural log, you would calculate ${e}^{17×\mathrm{log}\left(0.9\right)}$ to get what you want.