# Algebra 2

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How do I solve these inequalities:

e^3x>e^x-1

-6log (subscript of 4) x > -24

& how do I solve these:

8^x+1=3

e^x+2=50

8logx=16

I really don't understand how to solve these so can someone please explain them to me?

• Algebra 2 -

e^3x>e^x-1

you probably meant:
e^(3x) > e^(x-1), (huge difference from what you typed)
ln both sides
ln (e^(3x)) > ln e^(x-1)
3x > x-1
2x > -1
x > -1/2

PROOF:
http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=plot+y+%3D+e%5E%283x%29+%2C+y+%3D+e%5E%28x-1%29+from+-1+to+0

-6log (subscript of 4) x > -24
divide both sides by -6
log4 x < 4
x < 4
but remember we can only take logs of positive numbers, so
0 < x < 4 , also remember that log(a number between 0 and 1 is negative, and multiplying it by -6 would make the result positive.

so 1 < x < 256

check: notice the graph of y = log4 x
is below y = 4 from 1 to 256

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=plot+y+%3D+4+%2C+y+%3D+log%28x%29%2Flog%284%29+from+.1+to+300

Now for the equations:
8^x+1=3
the way you typed it ...
8^x = 2
x = 1/3 , since the cuberoot of 8 is 2

the way you typed it:
e^x+2=50
e^x = 48
ln both sides
ln (e^x) = ln 48
x lne = ln 48
x = ln 48 , since lne = 1

8logx=16
divide both sides by 8
log x = 2
which means:
10^2 = x
x = 100