I need help solving for x. i am pretty new at this, and not too sure what the first couple steps would be. log6 X + log6 (X-5)=2
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Originally Posted by extraordinarymachine I need help solving for x. i am pretty new at this, and not too sure what the first couple steps would be. log_6 X + log6 (X-5)=2 remember your properties Identityloga(xy)=log_(a)x + log_(a)y Example(a) log_(2)16 = log_(2)8 + log_(2)2 so by the inverse property peace out.
Convert the R.H.S. to logarithmic form in base 6. Use addition formula. Drop logs. Have fun solving, because it's all about having fun. In action. log6 X + log6 (X-5)=2 log6 X + log6 (X-5)=log6 36 log6 (X(X-5))=log6 36 Have fun solving.
Last edited by I-Think; Jun 9th 2009 at 03:08 PM.
Originally Posted by I-Think Convert the R.H.S. to logarithmic form in base 6. Use addition formula. Drop logs. Have fun solving, because it's all about having fun. In action. log6 X + log6 (X-5)=2 log6 X + log6 (X-5)=log6 36 log6 (X(X-5))=log6 36 Have fun solving. @OP: Note that only solutions such that x > 5 are valid.
Thanks for all your help everyone. i think i understand now. at least to do these types of questions ha ha.
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