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Solving Exponential Equations with the Different Bases - Problem 8

Teacher/Instructor Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

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When you have logs with different bases and x's in two places, you need to get all of the x's on one side of the equation any way you can. From there, factor out an x, and use division to get x isolated. These can be very difficult to type into your calculator correctly, so be extremely precise with use of parentheses and consider breaking it into parts to evaluate separately.

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