Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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Chapter 9 - Section 9.6 - Properties of Logarithms - Exercise Set: 49

Answer

$3log_{5}x+log_{5}(x+1)$

Work Step by Step

The product property of logarithms tells us that $log_{b}xy=log_{b}x+log_{b}y$ (where x, y, and, b are positive real numbers and $b\ne1$). Therefore, $log_{5}x^{3}(x+1)= log_{5}x^{3}+log_{5}(x+1)$. The power property of logarithms tells us that $log_{b}x^{r}=r log_{b}x$ (where x and b are positive real numbers, $b\ne1$, and r is a real number). Therefore, $ log_{5}x^{3}+log_{5}(x+1)=3log_{5}x+log_{5}(x+1)$.
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