# Exponential and Logarithmic Models

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http://earthquake.usgs.gov/.

"The earthquake with a magnitude 8 releases a million times more energy than an earthquake with magnitude 4."

Assess the accuracy of this statement. Explain your answer in mathematical terms.

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The energy in an earthquake is approximately proportional to 10^(3M/2) where M is the ...

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The relative energy for magnitude 8 and 4 earthquakes are calculated to assess the accuracy of the statement.

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