## Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

$x=\frac{e^{3.4}-5}{2}\approx12.4821$
$\ln (2x+5)=3.4$ Rewriting in exponential form, $2x+5=e^{3.4}$. Now solving for x: $2x+5=e^{3.4}$ $2x=e^{3.4}-5$ $x=\frac{e^{3.4}-5}{2}\approx12.4821$.