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    Logharitmic inequality

    log_x|y-2|>log_{|y-2|} x, Can somebody help me?
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    Re: Logharitmic inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by greg1987 View Post
    log_x|y-2|>log_{|y-2|} x, Can somebody help me?
    It looks like you have dumped us into the middle of a problem.
    What is the exact statement of the entire problem?
    There must be more to the question.
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    Re: Logharitmic inequality

    hi

    try using: \log_a b=\frac{1}{\log_b a}

    then use substitution.

    hope this helps.
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    Re: Logharitmic inequality

    We've got to find a set of points (x,y) (and mark it on a plane) which satisfies this inequality.That's all.
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    Re: Logharitmic inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by anonimnystefy View Post
    hi

    try using: \log_a b=\frac{1}{\log_b a}

    then use substitution.

    hope this helps.
    ok so i've got \log_x |y-2|>\frac{1}{\log_x |y-2|}
    Now I need to multiply the denominator?
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    Re: Logharitmic inequality

    you cannot multiply because you don't know if the sign of the denominator is + or -.

    did you try using substitution?it will make it a little easier to see what you can do.
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    Re: Logharitmic inequality

    I don't know what should I substitute, some clue?
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    Re: Logharitmic inequality

    try t=\log_x |y-2|
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    Re: Logharitmic inequality

    so -1<t<0 or t>1?
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    Re: Logharitmic inequality

    that's pretty much right.

    what do you get when you sub?
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    Re: Logharitmic inequality

    rewrite by meaning:

    x^a = (y-2); (y -2)^(1/a) = x

    is same as:

    a > 1/a solve for a
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    Re: Logharitmic inequality

    t=\log_x |y-2|>1 or -1<t=\log_x |y-2|<0 and how can I determine x and y?
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    Re: Logharitmic inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by greg1987 View Post
    We've got to find a set of points (x,y) (and mark it on a plane) which satisfies this inequality.That's all.
    Well then you have included that.
    You know that x>0~\&~x\ne 1, WHY?
    For the same reason y\ne 2.
    If y>e+2 then \log_x|y-2|>0 WHY?
    What about y<2-e~?

    There is a start.
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    Re: Logharitmic inequality

    Here is a plot (starting from 100,000 random points), both axes are [-5,5].
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