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Solving Exponential Equations with the Different Bases  Problem 7
Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong
MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area
Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts
When your goal is to solve for x and x is in an exponent, you'll need to either rewrite the equation in log form or else apply a log to both sides. Both methods are explored here, in particular when the base is e. It is important to understand both methods, if nothing else, because you'll want to have an alternative method if you get stuck. Also, don't underestimate the need to practice both exact solutions and decimal approximations.
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Alissa Fong
M.A. in Secondary Mathematics, Stanford University
B.S., Stanford University
Alissa has a quirky sense of humor and a relatable personality that make it easy for students to pay attention and understand the material. She has all the math tips and tricks students are looking for.
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Solving Exponential Equations with the Different Bases
Problem 1 17,313 viewsSolve:
5^{t + 1} = 13 
Solving Exponential Equations with the Different Bases
Problem 2 11,137 viewsSolve:
e^{0.04x} = 18 
Solving Exponential Equations with the Different Bases
Problem 3 10,067 viewsSolve:
10^{x + 1} = 8 
Solving Exponential Equations with the Different Bases
Problem 4 12,162 viewsSolve:
7^{x + 1} = 9^{x − 4} 
Solving Exponential Equations with the Different Bases
Problem 5 2,582 views 
Solving Exponential Equations with the Different Bases
Problem 6 2,173 views 
Solving Exponential Equations with the Different Bases
Problem 7 2,217 views 
Solving Exponential Equations with the Different Bases
Problem 8 2,320 views
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