I need help solving this logarithmic equation:

I tried "subtracting" the left side and then exponentiating everything with a 5 to cancel out the logs, but then I get to a prime polynomial. I'm stuck.

Help is much appreciated :)

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- January 13th 2008, 10:27 AMhappydino1Solve Logarithmic Equation
I need help solving this logarithmic equation:

I tried "subtracting" the left side and then exponentiating everything with a 5 to cancel out the logs, but then I get to a prime polynomial. I'm stuck.

Help is much appreciated :) - January 13th 2008, 11:06 AMred_dog
Conditions: and

The equation can be written as

Solving the quadratic we get and

but only satisfy the conditions.