## Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

Knowing that natural logarithms can be written in either the form $ln (x)$ or $log_{e}x$, we can see that the statements in exercises 5 and 6 are equivalent, where $x=e^{5}$. We found that $log_{e}e^{5}=5$ in exercise 5. Therefore, we know that $ln (e^{5})=5$.