Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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Chapter 9 - Section 9.5 - Logarithmic Functions - Exercise Set: 48

Answer

$x=8$

Work Step by Step

If $b\gt0$ and $b\ne1$, then $y=log_{b}x$ means $x=b^{y}$ for every $x$ and every real number $y$. Therefore, $log_{2}x=3$ is equivalent to $2^{3}=x$. We know that $x=2^{3}=2\times2\times2=8$.
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