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    Do I use natural logs to solve ?

    I have a brain cramp about solving this:

    e^x = (x(x-1)(x-2))^(-1)
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    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 $x = 2.05857$
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    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.:
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