# algebra 2

Solve the equation. Give an exact solution.
ln(3x - 2) = ln 2 - ln(x - 1)

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1. ln(3x - 2) = ln 2 - ln(x - 1)
ln(3x-2) = ln(2/(x-1))
3x-2 = 2/(x-1)
3x^2 - 5x + 2 = 2
x(3x-5) = 0
x = 0 or x = 5/3
BUT, if x=0 , ln(x-1) would be undefined,

so x = 5/3

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