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

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 12 - Exponential Functions and Logarithmic Functions - 12.6 Solving Exponential Equations and Logarithmic Equations - 12.6 Exercise Set - Page 825: 4



Work Step by Step

The steps for solving $\mathrm{a}^{t}=b$ for $t$: 1. Take the logarithm (either natural or common) on both sides. 2. Use the power rule for logarithms so that the variable is a factor instead of an exponent. 3. Divide both sides by the coefficient of the variable to isolate the variable. 4. If appropriate, use a calculator to find an approximate solution. So, yes, the statement is true.
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