#### Answer

$f^{-1}(x) = \log_5 x$

#### Work Step by Step

$f(x) = 5^{x}$
Let $f(x) = y$
$y = 5^{x}$
Swap the variables $x$ and $y$, then solve for $y$ to find the inverse:
$x = 5^{y}$
$y = \log_5 x$
$f^{-1}(x) = \log_5 x$

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Brooks Cole

ISBN 10:
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$f^{-1}(x) = \log_5 x$

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