I have two problems, which I'd like to put into its own thread. WolframAlpha gives me weird solutions to both of these problems.

1)

I'm at a complete loss as in doing this problem .

2)

AFAIK, I can use a algebraic property of log to combine parts of the equation:

If that was correct, then I don't know what to do from there. If it isn't correct, then I still don't know what to do from there.