Originally Posted by

**BinaryBoy** Hi again,

I am stuck on another logarithmic equation:

log3 x - 2 = log3 (x - 8)

Now, I assume log3 cancels out, which leaves:

x - 2 = x - 8 Mr F says: It should be clear that this is nonsense as it implies -2 = -8.

But from there, I am unsure how you would get x by itself, because if you try and transfer x to just one side, it cancels out because you have x and -x. I think I am on the wrong track though, so all guidance will be much appreciated once again.

Thanks,

Nathaniel