solve the equation. give an exact solution, and also an approximate solution to four decimal places.
My first step was to change it to
log(base 2) 7 = 9x-7
i got 1.0897
Did i do something wrong or did i miss one question?
pre calculus - Reiny, Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 7:02am
just take log of both sides
log (2^(9x-7)) = log 7
(9x-7) log2 = log7
9x - 7 = log7/log2
your answer is correct, see
pre calculus - drwls, Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 7:03am
[9x -7] log 2 = log 7
Any log base can be used, as long as it is the same for both sides.
9x - 7 = 2.807
9x = 9.807
x = 1.0897
Your answer is correct!