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    Find the solution of the logarithmic equation



    &; Find the solution of the logarithmic equation



    ?????? no clue!
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    Quote Originally Posted by evinez View Post
    Find the solution of the logarithmic equation

    log_2(x^2 - 5x - 20) = 2

    x^2 - 5x - 20 = 2^2 = 4

    etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evinez View Post

    log(x) + log(x - 20) = log(7x)

    log(x(x - 20)) = log(7x)

    x(x - 20) = 7x

    etc.

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    Hello,

    For the second one, remember that \log(a)+\log(b)=\log(a+b)

    Then if \log(x)=\log(y), x=y

    remember that x has to be positive and superior to 20 as x and x-20 have to be positive
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