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    Stuck solving an equation with a log in it

    Hi all, first post, so hello!

    I need to solve the following for y.
    I've been pondering over this for a while today, and not sure how to approach it.
    Any help greatly appreciated!

    x=a*log(y)+y
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    Re: Stuck solving an equation with a log in it

    Quote Originally Posted by skov View Post
    Hi all, first post, so hello!

    I need to solve the following for y.
    I've been pondering over this for a while today, and not sure how to approach it.
    Any help greatly appreciated!

    x=a*log(y)+y
    you'll won't be able to solve for y using elementary algebraic methods; it would require the use of Lambert's W function.
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