# Math Help - Solve the logorithmic equation

1. ## Solve the logorithmic equation

Solve the logorithmic equation

log(8) x + log(8) (x-63) = 2

The correct answer is listed as 64.

I'm trying to learn and understand the correct way of coming down to that answer with out using a calculator. Thanks.

2. ## Re: Solve the logorithmic equation

Originally Posted by itgl72
Solve the logorithmic equation

log(8) x + log(8) (x-63) = 2

The correct answer is listed as 64.

I'm trying to learn and understand the correct way of coming down to that answer with out using a calculator. Thanks.
If I told you that $\log_8(x) + \log_8(x - 63) = \log_8(x(x - 63))$

Can you finish from there?

-Dan

3. ## Re: Solve the logorithmic equation

yes, i factored, then got to 64.