# Thread: Do I use natural logs to solve ?

1. ## Do I use natural logs to solve ?

I have a brain cramp about solving this:

e^x = (x(x-1)(x-2))^(-1)

2. ## Re: Do I use natural logs to solve ?

This is going to have to be solved numerically. There's not going to be any closed form solution.

The answer is approximately $x = 2.05857$

3. ## Re: Do I use natural logs to solve ?

Additionally, for your amusement, here's a graph of the two functions (with the y axis compressed for good scaling). Click on it to enlarge it.: