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Write the expression as the logarithm of a single quantity.
ln 2 + 1/2 ln(x +1)2 ln(1+ x^(1/2))

Calculus 
Reiny,
ln 2 + 1/2 ln(x +1)2 ln(1+ x^(1/2))
= ln2 + ln √(x+1)  ln( 1+√x)^2
= ln [ 2√(x+1)/(1+√x)^2 ]