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    exponent problem

    Solve the equation $\displaystyle e/ \sqrt{e}=e^{2x}$ I know you have to divide e into the sq rt e first, which should give you a base of e.
    So then you work with the powers
    $\displaystyle 1=2x$ divide by 2 and $\displaystyle x=1/2$, but the answer is $\displaystyle x=1/4$.

    What am I doing wrong?


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    $\displaystyle \frac{e}{e^{\frac{1}{2}}} = e^{2x}$
    $\displaystyle e^{1 - \frac{1}{2}} = e^{2x}$
    $\displaystyle e^{\frac{1}{2}} = e^{2x}$

    I think you subtracted wrong in the second step by mistake.
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