Algebra 1

Explain the differences between solving these two equations:
•log3(x - 1) = 4
AND log3(x - 1) = log34

I think it has to deal with the formulas?

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1. by definition
log3(x - 1) = 4
is 3^4 = x-1
x= 82

for the second, (I will assume you meant
log3(x - 1) = log34 )

anti-log it
x-1 = 4
x = 5

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