
APPLICATIONS OF EXPONENTIAL 
AND 
LOGARITHMIC FUNCTIONS 
EARTHQUAKE PROBLEMS:
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the solution.
Problem 1: Early in the century an earthquake measured 8.0 on
the Richter scale. In the same year, another earthquake was recorded that
measured six time stronger on the Richter scale. What was the magnitude of
the earthquake of the stronger earthquake?
Problem 2: A recent earthquake measured 6.8 on the Richter scale.
How many times more intense was this earthquake than an earthquake that
measured 4.3 on the Richter scale?
Problem 3: If one earthquake is 31 times as intense as another, how
much larger is its magnitude on the Richter scale?
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