Solve the equation: Correct Answer: -6+7^(1/2)
can someone explain how I would obtain the answer above? I know how to actually solve for x numerically, but I don't know how to get -6+7^(1/2)
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Start by simplifying the left hand side using the law of logarithms: log(x) + log(y) = log(xy)
I get x^2+12x+29=0 but how to factor that since 29 is prime?
Use the quadratic formula
Just as a reminder:
Originally Posted by kingsolomonsgrave I get x^2+12x+29=0 but how to factor that since 29 is prime? complete the square ...
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