# Exponential Equations.

• Feb 25th 2010, 05:38 AM
aligator0207
Exponential Equations.
Solution to the exponential equation:

3^2x-1=5

Solve the logarithmic equation for X:

ln(2 + X) =1
• Feb 25th 2010, 05:46 AM
Quote:

Originally Posted by aligator0207
Solution to the exponential equation:

3^2x-1=5

Solve the logarithmic equation for X:

ln(2 + X) =1

hi

(1) $3^{2x}=6$

$2x \lg 3=\lg 6$

$2x=\frac{\lg 6}{\lg 3}$

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(2) Write in another form : $e^1=2+x$ , e is a constant with value so now you can solve for x
• Feb 25th 2010, 08:39 AM
aligator0207
What happened to the (-1) in problem 1? And at the end, do I put that into my calculator?
• Feb 25th 2010, 09:02 AM
Hello aligator0207
Quote:

Originally Posted by aligator0207
What happened to the (-1) in problem 1? And at the end, do I put that into my calculator?

I suspect that you should have put brackets around the 2x-1 and that the original equation was actually:
$3^{2x-1}=5$
and, if so, the working should be:
$(2x-1)\log3=\log5$

$\Rightarrow 2x-1 = \frac{\log5}{\log3}$

$\Rightarrow x = \frac12\left(1+\frac{\log5}{\log3}\right)$
$=\frac{\log3+\log5}{2\log3}$

$=\frac{\log15}{\log9}$

$=1.2325$