# How to Use logarithmic scale in a Sentence

## logarithmic scale

• Note that the above graph has a logarithmic scale, in this case, each dash is 10 times higher than the one below it.
Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 6 Oct. 2020
• Using a logarithmic scale, the Sun, Mercury, and Mars are all within the same area.
Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 26 Aug. 2022
• Like the Richter scale for earthquakes, decibels are a logarithmic scale.
Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 8 Feb. 2018
• Two decibels may not seem like much, but sound pressure is a logarithmic scale.
K.c. Colwell, Car and Driver, 26 June 2021
• The data look very different when plotted on what is called a logarithmic scale.
Kenneth Chang, New York Times, 20 Mar. 2020
• Here’s that same chart on a logarithmic scale, where every vertical step is 10-times greater in value than the vertical step below it.
Max De Haldevang, Quartz, 11 Jan. 2020
• The right panel, using a logarithmic scale shows earthquake numbers at both locations are rising exponentially at the same rate of increase.
Ian Palmer, Forbes, 21 Sep. 2021
• Note: Population density is measured as people per square mile in 2017 and is plotted on a logarithmic scale from highest to lowest density.
Reid J. Epstein, WSJ, 4 Nov. 2018
• This experimental setup approximates quakes of magnitudes 4 through 8, which is quite a range, since earthquakes are measured on a logarithmic scale.
Ashley P. Taylor, Discover Magazine, 8 Oct. 2012
• Sound pressure measurements are on a logarithmic scale, meaning that a small numerical increase in the data represents a substantial noticeable difference in the real world.
Caleb Miller, Car and Driver, 18 May 2022
• The mathematics of virology reside on a logarithmic scale.
Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, 31 Aug. 2020
• This logarithmic scale allows for an easier comparison of the exoplanets.
Nadia Drake, National Geographic, 7 Mar. 2019

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