Help me prove this logarithmic equation:Log_3 [(3x^2*3x)/(3x^2)]=x-x^2 + 2log_3 x?
please help me prove this.. by the way its log base of 3..
Ok, so you need to prove that
$\displaystyle \log_{3}\left(\frac{3x^{2}\cdot 3x}{3x^{2}}\right)=x-x^{2}+2\log_{3}(x).$
Is that correct? I ask because we have to define the problem clearly and carefully before we can do any meaningful work on the problem, and this equation looks very wrong to me.
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tnx for the help.. yeah thats the problem... but its kinda hard to use the code.. sorry if i cant use it now..
heres my answer:
Log_3 [(3x^2*3x)/(3x^2)]=x-x^2 + 2log_3 x
what i did is i cancel the 3x^2:
it will become :
log_3 3x = x - x^2 + 2log_3 x
then i use this rule: log_a xy = log_a x + log_a y
so it will become:
log_3 3 + log_3 x = x - x^2 + 2log_3 x
since log_3 3 = 1
then:
1 + log_3 x = x - x^2 + 2log_3 x
i multiply both sides by log:
(1 + log_3 x = x - x^2 + 2log_3 x)log
the distribute the log:
log 1 + log(log_3 x) = log x - log x^2 + log(2log_3 x)
0 + log(log_3 x) = log {[(x)(2log_3 x)]/ x^2}
i use this rule: log_a x =b ----- x=antilog_a b
antilog(log(log_3 x) = {[(x)(2log_3 x)]/ x^2}
then cancel x:
antilog(log(log_3 x) = (2log_3 x)]/ x
i use this rule: nlog_a x = log_a x^n
antilog(log(log_3 x) = (log_3 x^2)]/ x
use this rule again: log_a x =b ----- x=antilog_a b
antilog_3{antilog[log(log_3 x)]} = (x^2)/ x
cancel x:
antilog_3{antilog[log(log_3 x)]} = x
use this rule: log_a x =b ----- x=antilog_a b
log(log_3 x) = log( log_3 x)
is this right?
tn for the help!
Yes, so far that is good.
This makes no sense at all! "log" is a function, not a number. You cannot "multiply by log"!i multiply both sides by log:
(1 + log_3 x = x - x^2 + 2log_3 x)log
No, no, no! What you are actually doing is taking the logarithm of each part.the distribute the log:
log 1 + log(log_3 x) = log x - log x^2 + log(2log_3 x)
But log(a+ b) is NOT equal to log(a)+ log(b) so this is incorrect. Multiplication distributes. Functions, in general, do not.
That's correct (and $\displaystyle antilog_a b= a^b$) however, since your previous equation was wrong, this is still wrong.0 + log(log_3 x) = log {[(x)(2log_3 x)]/ x^2}
i use this rule: log_a x =b ----- x=antilog_a b
No, it's not, for the reason I stated. Going back to where you were correct,antilog(log(log_3 x) = {[(x)(2log_3 x)]/ x^2}
then cancel x:
antilog(log(log_3 x) = (2log_3 x)]/ x
i use this rule: nlog_a x = log_a x^n
antilog(log(log_3 x) = (log_3 x^2)]/ x
use this rule again: log_a x =b ----- x=antilog_a b
antilog_3{antilog[log(log_3 x)]} = (x^2)/ x
cancel x:
antilog_3{antilog[log(log_3 x)]} = x
use this rule: log_a x =b ----- x=antilog_a b
log(log_3 x) = log( log_3 x)
is this right?
tn for the help!
1 + log_3 x = x - x^2 + 2log_3 x, subtract log_3 x from both sides and and subtract x- x^2 from both sides.