Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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Chapter 12 - Section 12.8 - Exponential and Logarithmic Equations and Problem Solving - Exercise Set: 1

Answer

{$\frac{\log 6}{\log 3}$}, {$1.6309$}

Work Step by Step

$3^{x}=6$ $\log 3^{x}=\log 6$ $x\log 3=\log 6$ $x=\frac{\log 6}{\log 3}\approx\frac{0.778151}{0.477121}\approx1.6309$ The exact solution is {$\frac{\log 6}{\log 3}$} while the solution to 4 decimal places is {$1.6309$}.
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