Suppose we have this equation:

where is an integer > .

How can we get as a function of (basically isolate )? I don't understand how to handle the ceiling and the logarithmic function.

Thanks.

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- Mar 6th 2013, 06:13 PMSneakyHow to isolate x in this equation?
Suppose we have this equation:

where is an integer > .

How can we get as a function of (basically isolate )? I don't understand how to handle the ceiling and the logarithmic function.

Thanks. - Mar 6th 2013, 06:21 PMchiroRe: How to isolate x in this equation?
Hey Sneaky.

The short answer is that you can't since multiple values of x map to a single y.

You can only get an inverse function if you restrict the domain and range to be 1-1 or bijective.