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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/x_{0}), x_{0}=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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Given function is,

M(*x*) = log (*x*/*x*0), *x*0=10-3

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