Posted by **coried** on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 1:47pm.

Solve the equation.

e^5x = 2

a. 2/5 e

b. in2/5

c. 5 in 2

d. in5/2

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**coried**, Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 1:51pm
typo those answers contain L's not I's

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**MathMate**, Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 2:52pm
Using the relation

ln(e^{x} = x

For

e^{5x} = 2

Take natural log on both sides,

ln(e^{5x}) = ln(2)

5x = ln(2)

x = ln(2) / 5

Now make your pick for the answer.

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**bobpursley**, Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 2:55pm
take the ln of both sides

5x=ln2

x= 1/5 ln2

so, none of the choices are correct, unless on answer b you meant 1/5 ln2

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