It is not clear what is equality you are dealing with. Is that :
or or something else...
I have the following formula I am struggling with.
(3.4)^2x+3=8.5
This is what I have so far:
^2x+3=8.5/3.4
(2x+3)log2.5
0.7958x and 1.937
To be honest not to sure if this is right or if it is where to go from here.
All help much appreciated.
You can't divide the base and leave the exponent "floating". is 3.4 multiplied by itself 2x+3 times so if you did divide by 3.4 you'd have it multiplied by itself 2x+2 times which gets you nowhere.
Instead use the addition laws of exponents:
We can divide both sides by since it's a constant:
You can now take logs using your favourite base.