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    Solving for x...

    How to I solve the following for x?

    x^-0.6 = 36


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    Quote Originally Posted by oryxncrake View Post
    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by e^(i*pi) View Post
    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.
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