## Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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# Chapter 12 - Exponential Functions and Logarithmic Functions - 12.4 Properties of Logarithmic Functions - 12.4 Exercise Set - Page 810: 55

#### Answer

$\log_a \dfrac{y^5\sqrt{x}}{x^2}$

#### Work Step by Step

Using the properties of logarithms, the given expression, $\dfrac{1}{2}\log_a x+5\log_a y-2\log_a x ,$ simplifies to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} \log_a x^{1/2}+\log_a y^5-\log_a x^2 \\\\= \log_a \sqrt{x}+\log_a y^5-\log_a x^2 \\\\= \log_a \dfrac{y^5\sqrt{x}}{x^2} .\end{array}

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