# Thread: Solving for a variable raised to a strange power....

1. ## Solving for a variable raised to a strange power....

Solving for d:

d^1.17 = 13.14725275

If I take the log of both sides, it leaves 1.17 log d = 13.14725275. What good does it do me to isolate log d?.....I don't know what to do from here....could I just take the 1.17 root of both sides?.....My calc doesn't have that function...what should I do?

Thanks,

~CC

2. Originally Posted by calvin_coolidge
Solving for d:

d^1.17 = 13.14725275

If I take the log of both sides, it leaves 1.17 log d = 13.14725275...
...of course is 1.17 log d= log 13.14725275...

Kind regards

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3. You can also raise both sides to the power 1/1.17