Posted by Roy on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 1:08am.
I am stuck solving this problem, any help please..Many thanks
find all numbers x that satisfy the given equation ln(2x)
 =2
ln(3x)

PreCalc  MathMate, Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 8:22am
ln(2x)/ln(3x)=2
ln(2x)=2ln(3x)
ln(2x)=ln(9x²)
raise to power of e
e^{ln(2x)}=e^{ln(9x²)}
2x=9x²
x(9x2)=0
x=0, or x=2/9
When working with log equations, always check back to see if the solution results in defined values.
Log(nonpositive number) does not exist.
Check x=0:
Both log(2x) and log(3x) give undefined values, and
Lim x>0 log(2x)/log(3x)=1
and not 2 as required.
Check x=2/9:
log(2*x)/log(3*x)
=log(4/9)/log(6/9)
=log(4/9)/log(2/3)
=2log(2/3)/log(2/3)
=2 checks.

PreCalc  Roy, Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 11:37am
Thank you mathmate
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