The Richter scale converts seismographic readings into numbers for measuring the magnitude of an earthquake, , according to this function:  M(x)=log (x/x0), x0=10-3 where . What is the magnitude of an earthquake whose seismographic reading is 7.6 millimeters? Round answer to four decimal places.

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The Richter scale converts seismographic readings into numbers for measuring the magnitude of an earthquake, , according to this function:  M(x)=log (x/x0), x0=10-3 where . What is the magnitude of an earthquake whose seismographic reading is 7.6 millimeters? Round answer to four decimal places.

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M(x) = log (x/x0), x0=10-3 

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