I had a problem similar to this one. Write expression as a logarithm of a single quantity and then simplify if possible. (1/4)[log (x²-1)-log (x+1)]+3log x Please show the steps.
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Originally Posted by dc52789 I had a problem similar to this one. Write expression as a logarithm of a single quantity and then simplify if possible. (1/4)[log (x²-1)-log (x+1)]+3log x Please show the steps. Use log properties
Last edited by 11rdc11; October 25th 2008 at 11:48 AM. Reason: my answer is wrong to hard input data on a ps3 lol
Originally Posted by 11rdc11 it simplfies to Um...I still need to know the steps to how you get that answer.
Hello, Originally Posted by dc52789 I had a problem similar to this one. Write expression as a logarithm of a single quantity and then simplify if possible. (1/4)[log (x²-1)-log (x+1)]+3log x Please show the steps. Note that x>0 and |x|>1, so x>1. Otherwise it is not defined. notice that x²-1=(x-1)(x+1) So now it depends on how you want it to be simplified.
Originally Posted by Moo Hello, Note that x>0 and |x|>1, so x>1. Otherwise it is not defined. notice that x²-1=(x-1)(x+1) So now it depends on how you want it to be simplified. o k...which would be an easier way to simplify it?
Originally Posted by 11rdc11 Moo how are these equal? I don't know. I get lost whenever I have these questions.
Originally Posted by Moo Hello, Note that x>0 and |x|>1, so x>1. Otherwise it is not defined. notice that x²-1=(x-1)(x+1) So now it depends on how you want it to be simplified. Here is how moo did it
Originally Posted by 11rdc11 Here is how moo did it Not exactly the way I did^^ and then you can distribute it in the part By the way, dc52789, it would be nice if you thought a little instead of just asking all the steps =)
Originally Posted by Moo Not exactly the way I did^^ and then you can distribute it in the part By the way, dc52789, it would be nice if you thought a little instead of just asking all the steps =) I know but it really got me lost and the professor didn't go over it before the test.
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