I am working with this problem:

6 + e^0.5 t = 8

e^0.5 t = 2

0.5 t = ln 2

t = 2 ln 2 I am confused as to how my book got 2 on the right side.

I come up with 1/2. I am wanting to divide each side by 1/2 but the book states to multiply each side by 2. I do not understand.

could someone help please?

thanks!