# Algebra

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How do I start to solve -2log8(x+1) = -8?

I think -2log8(x+1) is log8^(x+1)to the 2nd but then what do I do because then I think I should do log-8/log8 = x+1)^2 but that doesn't work at all

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Please give me some direction for the above problem
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-2log8(x+1) = -8
first of all, multiply be -2
log8(x+1) = 4
log8(x+1)^2 = 8
(x+1) = 8^4
x = 4095

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