Google Sheets LN Function

This post will guide you how to use Google Sheets LN function with syntax and examples.

Description


The Google Sheets LN function returns the natural logarithm of a given number.  And the natural logarithms are based on the constant e (the value is equal to 2.718281828…).

The purpose of this function is to get the natural logarithm of a number in google sheets. And its returned value is the natural logarithm.

The LN function is a build-in function in Google Sheets and it is categorized as a MATH function.

Syntax


The syntax of the LN function is as below:

= LN (number)

Where the LN function arguments is:

  • number – This is a required argument. The number that you want the logarithm. And the number must be a positive real number.

 Note:

  • If either the supplied number argument is negative or zero, the LN function will return #NUM! Error.
  • If the number argument is non-numeric, the LN function will return #VALUE! Error.
  • LN is the inverse of the Exp function.

Google Sheets LN Function Examples


The below examples will show you how to use google sheets LN Function to calculate the natural logarithm of a given number.

1# to get the natural logarithm of 14, enter the following formula in Cell B1.

= LN (14)

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2# to get the natural logarithm of the value of the constant e (2.71828), enter the following formula in Cell B2.

= LN (2.71828)

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3# to get the natural logarithm of e raised to the power 2, enter the following formula in Cell B2.

= LN (EXP(2))

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