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Excel LOG10 Function

This post clearly explains how to use the Excel 10 Function in an easy manner. The Excel Log10 function brings back the base 10 of all any logarithm number the formula for the function is applied to. With this function, you do not have to worry about doing any strenuous mathematical calculation on carrying out the base 10 of a number.

Syntax

=LOG10(number)

How to Use Excel LOG10 Function

Before you use the Excel LOG10 function, you have to know all the parameters or arguments of the formula. Simply identifying the formula is not enough. Knowing the parameters teach you more on the proper application of the formula. Here are therefore the parameters that should guide your use of the Excel LOG10 function:

The number rule is that you must always acknowledge that:

  • A numeric value that must be greater than 0.
  • The LOG10 function returns a numeric value.
  • This same set applies these Excel versions:
  • Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000
  • The LOG10 function is applied to all Excel Worksheet.

Example

The excel LOG10 function is one of the easiest functions to get on the Excel application. And it is quite easy and fast to get results without the application of a long and complicated formula like other functions in Excel. Remember that the syntax is just a generic formula and you would have to apply and remodel it in your own worksheet.

Step 1

This is where most get it wrong when it comes to carrying out a function on Excel. If your data is incorrectly entered, every other thing after that goes wrong. In this step, make sure you enter the data correctly as seen in the table below.

Figure 1. Excel spreadsheet showing the numbers to be returned in base 10.

Step 2

Can you see how the data is entered neatly into the cells under A column? Now, we are going to be applying our answers under the C column, C2 to be precise.

Figure 2. Shows the base 10 logarithms of 55.

Notes on using the Excel LOG10 function

  • The LOG function returns the base 10 logarithms of positive numbers.
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