# Math Help - Solving for x...

1. ## Solving for x...

How to I solve the following for x?

x^-0.6 = 36

Thanks.

2. Originally Posted by oryxncrake
How to I solve the following for x?

x^-0.6 = 36

Thanks.
Think about which number you need to make -0.6 get to 1 and then raise it by that number as well as the 36

$(x^{-\frac{3}{5}})^{-\frac{5}{3}} = x^1 = x = 36^{-\frac{5}{3}}$

Note this is not a rational number so it should be acceptable to leave the right hand side like that

3. Originally Posted by e^(i*pi)
Think about which number you need to make -0.6 get to 1 and then raise it by that number as well as the 36

$(x^{-\frac{3}{5}})^{-\frac{5}{3}} = x^1 = x = 36^{-\frac{5}{3}}$

Note this is not a rational number so it should be acceptable to leave the right hand side like that
Thanks! That helped a lot.