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    Ugh... Logarithms =/

    Hello y'all, I hope y'all are having an excellent weekend.

    Can you help with this logarithm nproblem?



    Condense the expression to the logarithm of a single quantity

    3lnx- (ln(x+3) + ln(x-3)
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    Re: Ugh... Logarithms =/

    Quote Originally Posted by swishh View Post
    Hello y'all, I hope y'all are having an excellent weekend.

    Can you help with this logarithm nproblem?



    Condense the expression to the logarithm of a single quantity

    3lnx- (ln(x+3) + ln(x-3)
    you would be willing to use these two identities:

    \log_b(xy) = \log_b(x) + \log_b(y) and this \log_b\frac{x}{y} = \log_b(x) - \log_b(y),

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    Re: Ugh... Logarithms =/

    Quote Originally Posted by swishh View Post
    Hello y'all, I hope y'all are having an excellent weekend.

    Can you help with this logarithm nproblem?



    Condense the expression to the logarithm of a single quantity

    3lnx- (ln(x+3) + ln(x-3)
    It helps to check that you have closed all sets of brackets. Just so we're clear, is your expression \displaystyle \begin{align*} 3\ln{(x)} \left[ \ln{(x+3)} + \ln{(x-3)} \right] \end{align*}?
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    Re: Ugh... Logarithms =/

    Quote Originally Posted by Prove It View Post
    It helps to check that you have closed all sets of brackets. Just so we're clear, is your expression \displaystyle \begin{align*} 3\ln{(x)} \left[ \ln{(x+3)} + \ln{(x-3)} \right] \end{align*}?
    sorry for the late reply! i still need help, I don't have much longer! I'll rewrite the problem, there was a MISTAKE on my end in the OP, i'm not sure if you have it right. Thank you in advance to anyone who can briefly go over the steps.

    2lnx - {ln(x+2) + ln(x-2)}
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    Re: Ugh... Logarithms =/

    \displaystyle \begin{align*} 2\ln{(x)} - \left[ \ln{(x + 2)} + \ln{(x - 2)} \right] &= \ln{ \left( x^2 \right) } - \ln{\left[ (x+2)(x-2) \right]} \\ &= \ln{\left[ \frac{x^2}{(x+2)(x-2)} \right] } \end{align*}
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