W wik_chick88 Apr 2008 204 5 May 20, 2010 #1 i need to solve this equation: \(\displaystyle e^{-2.3t} = 0.454 - 0.1638t\) how do i do this?! i tried to use \(\displaystyle ln\) but i keep going around in circles?!?!

i need to solve this equation: \(\displaystyle e^{-2.3t} = 0.454 - 0.1638t\) how do i do this?! i tried to use \(\displaystyle ln\) but i keep going around in circles?!?!

Q ques May 2010 24 5 May 20, 2010 #2 wik_chick88 said: i need to solve this equation: \(\displaystyle e^{-2.3t} = 0.454 - 0.1638t\) how do i do this?! i tried to use \(\displaystyle ln\) but i keep going around in circles?!?! Click to expand... This is an implicit equation. That is why you keep going round in circles. You need to study Ordinary Differential Equations to deal with the above equation.

wik_chick88 said: i need to solve this equation: \(\displaystyle e^{-2.3t} = 0.454 - 0.1638t\) how do i do this?! i tried to use \(\displaystyle ln\) but i keep going around in circles?!?! Click to expand... This is an implicit equation. That is why you keep going round in circles. You need to study Ordinary Differential Equations to deal with the above equation.