Intermediate Algebra: Connecting Concepts through Application

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

Chapter 5 - Exponential Functions - 5.2 Solving Equations Using Exponent Rules - 5.2 Exercises: 90

Answer

1. Power equation 2. $p \approx 1.34$

Work Step by Step

1. Power equation The variable is raised to the power of a number. 2. Solve $13p^{7} = 101.4$ $p^{7} = 7.8$ $p = 7.8^{\frac{1}{7}}$ $p = 1.341...$ $p \approx 1.34$ Check: $ 13p^{7}$ $= 13(1.341...)^{7}$ $= 13(7.8)$ $= 101.4$
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