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 - Chapter Review Exercises: 15

Answer

$x=-5$

Work Step by Step

Isolate the exponential term on one side. Then set the base of the right side equal to the base of the left side. Then set the exponents equal to each other. $2^x=\frac{1}{32}$ $2^x=2^{-5}$ $x=-5$
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