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

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

College Algebra  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.

College Algebra  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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