Intermediate Algebra: Connecting Concepts through Application

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 0-53449-636-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-53449-636-4

Chapter 6 - Logarithmic Functions - 6.5 Solving Exponential Equations - 6.5 Exercises: 65

Answer

$h^{-1}(x) = \frac{\ln (\frac{x}{-2.4})}{\ln 4.7}$

Work Step by Step

$h(x) = -2.4(4.7)^{x}$ Let $h(x) = y$ $y = -2.4(4.7)^{x}$ Swap the variables $x$ and $y$ and then solve for $y$ to find the inverse: $x = -2.4(4.7)^{y}$ $(4.7)^{y} = -\frac{x}{2.4}$ $y = \ln_{4.7} (\frac{x}{-2.4})$ $y = \frac{\ln (\frac{x}{-2.4})}{\ln 4.7}$ $h^{-1}(x) = \frac{\ln (\frac{x}{-2.4})}{\ln 4.7}.$
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