College Algebra (10th Edition)

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Chapter 6 - Section 6.4 - Logarithmic Functions - 6.4 Assess Your Understanding: 40

Answer

$x \gt 1$ or $(1, +\infty)$

Work Step by Step

RECALL: The logarithmic function $f(x) = \ln{x}$ is defined only when $x \gt 0$. Thus, its domain is $x \gt 0$. This means that the function $f(x) = \ln{(x-1)}$ is defined only when $x-1 \gt 0$. Solve the inequality to obtain: $x-1 \gt 0 \\x-1+1 \gt 0+1 \\x \gt 1$ Thus, the domain of the given function is $x \gt 1$. In interval notation, the domain is $(1, +\infty)$.
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