## Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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# Chapter 9 - Section 9.5 - Logarithmic Functions - Exercise Set: 71

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#### Work Step by Step

If $b$ is a real number, $b\gt0$, and $b\ne1$, then $b^{\log_{b^{x}}}=x$ (according to Property 3 on page 569). Therefore, $2^{log_{2^{3}}}=b^{\log_{b^{x}}}$, so $x=3$.

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