The problem is:

Is there a way I can rewrite this to solve for x, or some rule that I am suppose to apply?

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- April 30th 2012, 05:28 PMBashyboyExponential equation
The problem is:

Is there a way I can rewrite this to solve for x, or some rule that I am suppose to apply? - April 30th 2012, 06:29 PMskeeterRe: Exponential equation
- April 30th 2012, 06:39 PMPlatoRe: Exponential equation
- May 1st 2012, 05:58 AMBashyboyRe: Exponential equation
@Plato:

Well, clearly it is not a simple problem for me, especially seeing that I have not dealt with a problem like this for two semester. And if it is such a waste, why spend the time replying?

@Skeeter:

Now I believe I remember seeing something like this. And isn't true that the base e and the exponent go away because they are inverses? That's the part I have a little trouble wrapping my head around. That's the only explanation I have been given, and it just seem a good enough explanation for me.

What I started to do was: , then finally

which sort of brought me back to square one. I know I can just evaluate it in the calculator, but I don't know why the answer comes out the way it does. - May 1st 2012, 09:15 AMskeeterRe: Exponential equation

written as an equivalent exponential function ...

... but what is y in the first place? - May 1st 2012, 11:37 AMHallsofIvyRe: Exponential equation
BashyBoy, I think that Plato was a bit annoyed that you would post a question like that, involving exponential and logarithms, without finding out, or reviewing, what exponentials and logarithms

**are**. And the whole point of the problem is the**definition**of 'exponential' and 'logarithm'.