The question Logx(X^5) = 5
The first x is sub-script.
I have:
1) Logx(X^5) = 5
2) X^5 = X^5
3) x = x
I imagine I'm wrong, as it seemed to easy. Where, if I did, go wrong? Thanks.
No, x is not 1. This is because of domain restrictions on the logarithm's base
$\displaystyle log_a(b) = c$ is equivalent to $\displaystyle b = a^c$
$\displaystyle a$ cannot be one because 1 raised to any power is always 1
There are infinitely many values of x.
$\displaystyle x \in \mathbb{R} \, \, , \: x > 0 \, \, , \, \, x \neq 1$
No doubt someone else knows better notation than me for that - what it says is that x can be any real number greater than 0 which is not 1.
$\displaystyle x = \sqrt{e \pi}$ is a valid solution for example
edit: about the X and x I was asking because they are generally taken as different variables although if they were different there'd be no way of solving the equation.
edit 2: the k is just being used as an example to demonstrate the log power law, it is unrelated to the question you ask. k is often used to denote a constant