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Solve for x in the following equation.
Note that the domain of is the set of real numbers greater than zero because you cannot take the log of zero or a negative number
Isolate the logarithmic term.
Convert the logarithmic equation to an exponential equation.
The exact answer is and the approximate value
Check the answer by substituting 2.46301869964 in the original equation for x. If the left side of the equation equals the right side of the equation after the substitution, you have found the correct answer.
You can also check your answer by graphing (formed by subtracting the right side of the original equation from the left side). Look to see where the graph crosses the x-axis; that will be the real solution. Note that the graph crosses the x-axis at 2.46301869964 . This means that 2.46301869964 is the real solution.
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