Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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Chapter 10 - Cumulative Review Exercises - Page 818: 5

Answer

$x=\frac{5}{2}$

Work Step by Step

We know that if $a\gt0,a\ne1$, then $a^b=a^c\longrightarrow b=c$ $81=3^4$ Thus here: $2x-1=4\\2x=5\\x=\frac{5}{2}$

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