# Thread: How to solve for the indepent variable "t" without using approximation methode

1. ## How to solve for the indepent variable "t" without using approximation methode

-0.02 = 0.14*e-8.875t - 1.14*e-1.125t

2. ## Re: How to solve for the indepent variable "t" without using approximation methode

Originally Posted by jaltiti
-0.02 = 0.14*e-8.875t - 1.14*e-1.125t
briefly, by using the laws of logarithms, but post it in the right sections

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3. ## Re: How to solve for the indepent variable "t" without using approximation methode

Since that is a difference of exponentials, taking the logarithm of both sides will not help.

You could start by dividing through by e8.875t to get -.02e8.875t= 0.14- 1.14e7.75.
Now, 7.75 divides into 8.875 1.1452 times. That is if we let x= e[sup]7.75[/tex] that equation becomes x1.1452= 0.14- 1.14 x.
But since that exponent is not an integer, that is not a polynomial and I don't believe there is any non-numerical method to solve either it or the original equation.