remember log a + log b= log ab
do that, then take the antilog..
then proceed to solve.
log5 [(x+4)(x+1)] = 2
5^log5 [(x+4)(x+1)] = 5^2 = 25
(x+4)(x+1) = 25
x^2 + 5 x + 4 = 25
x^2 + 5 x - 21 = 0
x = [-5 +/- sqrt(25+84) ]/2
= [-5 +/- sqrt(109)]/2
= [ -2.5 +/- 5.22 ]
= 2.72 or - 7.72
You can not take log of a negative number so use 2.72
i dnt get bwat u did after x^2+5x-21=0. that is were i keep gettin stuck on
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