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    Solving an Exponetial & Log Equation.

    Okay, so here is what I have P=1045ln(0.0016f+1)

    P= perceived pitch (mels), F= frequency (hertz)

    I need to solve when P= 1500 algebraically.

    Can anyone give me some sparks to start my engine? Thanks.
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    Hello,

    Well, divide each side of the equation by 1045, then take the exponential of the two sides, and ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moo View Post
    Hello,

    Well, divide each side of the equation by 1045, then take the exponential of the two sides, and ...
    Well after doing that and reducing I got: \frac{300}{209}=ln(.0016f+1) I don't know how to break up the ln part. Do I need it in log for like \frac{300}{209}=\frac{log(.0016f+1)}{log(e)} but still I don't know how to break apart the log(.0016f+1)
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    If ln is the neperian one :

    \ln(0.016f+1)=300/209 \Longleftrightarrow 0.016f+1=e^{300/209}

    If it's the logarithm in basis 10 :

    \ln(0.016f+1)=300/209 \Longleftrightarrow 0.016f+1=10^{300/209}
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    I confused, I can't see how I get the answer because when I find the answer using my calculator I get approx:1278.84
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    I should have added "then, isolate f "
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moo View Post
    I should have added "then, isolate f "

    I am trying to think but I just can't figure it out.
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