When was the last time you used a logarithm?
Yeah, me neither. I hadn’t seen them since I gratefully left calculus behind in the eleventh grade. I knew that log 12 meant something but I had no idea what. Nor did I think it would ever matter again.
Which it didn’t, until I took a required math skills exam for my business school.
In addition to questions about exponents, statistics and algebraic equations, there were logarithms. And once I reaquainted myself with them (check out this tutorial if you’re curious) I had to wonder how anyone would ever use this in business.
I guess that’s one of the answers I’ll get over the next two years. I hope.