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    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.
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    Re: Solve the logorithmic equation

    Quote Originally Posted by itgl72 View Post
    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?

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    Re: Solve the logorithmic equation

    yes, i factored, then got to 64.
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